Employment Resources

Upskill West Coast


Are you unemployed and looking for new opportunities?

Upskill is working with a range of employers, across the West Coast region in all kinds of industries. The Upskill team can match you with job vacancies, introduce you to employers and work with the employer to develop an in work training programme, should you need to learn new skills.

If you are currently a client with Work and Income, they will work with your case manager to ensure you get the support you need from both of our organisations.

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs


A collaboration between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the MTFJ Community Recovery Programme has helped 23 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 due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The programme will provide up to $500,000 per rural council to create a minimum of 50 sustainable employment positions.



Connected.govt.nz is a government service to help New Zealanders connect to the wide range of Employment, Education and Training support and advice available.

Connected.govt.nz includes a website, phoneline and face-to-face service. The service will help a wide range of New Zealanders find the advice and support they need. This includes businesses, people looking for help to find a job or who are worried about keeping the one they have, and those looking for education and training advice and opportunities.