Restructuring and resizing Otago-Southland businesses is
taking up nearly three-quarters of the time Polson Higgs
senior human resources consultant Ross Hanson spends at work.
Retailer Smiths City Group is feeling the pain of recession
as consumers keep their wallets in their pockets.
People who have been made redundant or who are facing job
insecurity are being urged to attend an Otago Careers
Festival event tonight in the Clifford Skeggs Gallery.
Easter, Otago Anniversary Day and school holidays combined
with unseasonably fine autumn weather may have contributed to
an improved performance in the services index for April.
The launch yesterday of a fundraising appeal for workers made
redundant by Lane Walker Rudkin is putting more pressure on
the Government to act as job losses mount.
The Windows 7 operating system is due to arrive officially in
New Zealand by Christmas which, according to Microsoft New
Zealand's Ben Green, means in the last three months of
Financial reforms being formulated in the United States
should have some welcome benefits for New Zealand investors,
financial planner Peter Smith says.
The Reserve Bank missed its mark when expressing concern
about what it considers unjustifiably high bank lending
margins, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says.
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