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A better working future

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

The New Zealand workforce is the engine room that drives our economic growth. At the Department of Labour we help deliver the skills needed to continue this growth, and also develop initiatives designed to make New Zealand workplaces safe, attractive, innovative, and productive environments.

Our aim is to create a positive working environment and create opportunities for workplace innovation for all our people. A career with us means diverse challenges, training and development, opportunities for flexible working. And the chance to make a difference to the lives of all New Zealanders.

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.


View our current vacancies and read 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 my first job.

Apply Online

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 and an explanation on how your application will be handled are included online.