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Prime Minister praises the work of MTFJ in Central Hawke’s BayPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern, today was visiting Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to celebrate the success of the council’s achievements through the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and to meet some of the local youth who have found employment under…

New video captures the benefits of national MTFJ youth employment initiative



New video captures the benefits of national MTFJ youth employment initiative

The huge wins of a local initiative to get young people into work, on display at the recent ‘Inspire to Aspire’…

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is celebrating a significant milestone, having guided 500 mostly young and Covid-19 displaced workers into sustainable employment through its Community Recovery Programme.

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) has established a “Work Exposure” fund to support provincial and metropolitan councils to run events that enable employers to engage young people in the world of work and to build positive relationships with one another.

The dashboard, developed by leading data analysts DOT Loves Data, will provide territorial authorities (TA) with relevant and timely data on how their local economies are tracking in regards to tackling youth unemployment.

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) AGM has provided a bright spot in a dark year, as dozens of mayors, councillors, young people, community and social groups gathered on Friday to celebrate the Taskforce’s success in cultivating hundreds of job opportunities across provincial New Zealand.

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is excited to launch a new pilot programme that will see four rural mayors linking vulnerable youth with employment opportunities in their regions.

A collaboration between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the MTFJ Community Recovery Programme has helped rural councils assist small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) with recruitment, training and subsidies, to help them take on young workers or those who have been displaced…

New pilot sees mayors linking youth with local jobsThe Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is excited to launch a new pilot programme that will see four rural mayors linking vulnerable youth with employment opportunities in their regions.

MTFJ pushes for youth employability to be assessed for funding applications to CIPThe Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) has signaled its support for youth employability to be assessed when evaluating funding applications to Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP).