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The Department of Labour is committed to both EEO (Equal Employment Opportunities) principles, and the obligations and partnership issues of the Treaty of Waitangi.


A better working future

Our work ensures all New Zealanders can enjoy better work futures.

Please visit our career website [external link] to learn more about joining our team.

The careers website is hosted by an external provider who meets Government information security and privacy requirements.

We employ a diverse range of people whose skills and efforts make a positive contribution to the working lives of all New Zealanders. We have a history of delivering initiatives that have boosted the productivity of New Zealand’s workplaces.


In our career website you’ll find a list of current vacancies [external link]

Other content includes staff profiles with different team members talking about their jobs and what they find rewarding about our work environment.

If you're a school leaver or a recent graduate, we have a special section for you at first job [external link].


You can apply for vacancies online. The details you provide will be stored in a safe and secure environment and will be handled in confidence and used for recruitment purposes only.

A summary of our recruitment processes [external link] and an explanation on how your application will be handled are included online.


The Department of Labour offers a small number of scholarships and graduate grants to assist students to gain a qualification, or support graduate students pursuing academic research in labour market issues, or build knowledge about key economic and social trends that could affect the workplace.