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EMPLOYMENT

Opt In – Support to find work

Every year a number of young people with health conditions or disabilities start to receive a Supported Living Payment and may remain on a benefit for the rest of their lives. We know some, however, would like the opportunity to work. Work and Income’s Opt In is a voluntary programme offering extra help to people who get the Supported Living Payment and want to get a job, do some training, or study. It is aimed at people aged from 16 to 29 years and is being trialled in 16 centres around New Zealand.

Opt In website»

The Creative Spirit

Creative Spirit aims to increase the number of New Zealand businesses employing people with disabilities, ultimately changing the conversation around diversity in employment in New Zealand and helping redefine what ‘normal’ means.

Creative Spirit was born from a desire to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities within the creative sector.

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Workbridge

Workbridge is a specialist employment service that gives employers access to a wide talent pool of people with a disability, injury or illness.

Workbridge website»

Poly-Emp Employment & Advisory Service

Poly-Emp Employment & Advisory Service is a Charitable Trust that assists people with learning disabilities to find paid employment and reach their full potential in their chosen career.

We believe all people have the right to contribute to society through equal employment opportunities. Our team of experienced advisors are here to guide employers who are willing to offer people with disabilities the opportunity of being a valued part of their workforce. We will work in partnership with you to ensure the best match for your business needs.

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