Hastings District Council (HDC) have received $9.37 million government funding for shovel ready projects. Projects include improvements to our communities footpaths, the iWay walking and cycling network, various road safety projects including a joint project (with NZTA) on State Highway 51 between Collinge and Ruahapia Roads.
In delivering the project HDC must ensure that all tendering, procurement, employment and training arrangements:
Where possible the focus is to work with suppliers to create quality jobs with career pathways. Work packages have been designed to help enable this outcome.
Redeployed positions will be filled working in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Development who will identify workers impacted by COVID-19 that need redeployment.
While completion of the works is important, Council will be working to achieve social outcomes as per the below targets:
The aim of “Jobs for Heretaunga” is to offer redeployment opportunities to those people who have been displaced, either temporarily or permanently,
due to their place of employment being impacted by COVID-19 and/or the Government’s response to it as at 3rd February 2020 includes; redeployed,
unemployed and underemployed. This may include, but is not limited to situations where:
MSD will take the lead on the coordination of training and redeployment, with HDC responsible for the short-term projects that will provide the redeployment opportunities. MSD and Council will work together to provide pathways to sustainable employment by linking people to redeployment opportunities and supporting them in upskilling.
MSD Investment will fund:
HDC investment will fund:
All works will be offered pastoral care once they have been made an offer of employment. The purpose of the pastoral care is to support the wellbeing of the employee and their whanau, and the employer, with the aim of achieving sustainable employment. Pastoral care has a “no gaps” approach. This approach will seek to close the gaps that affect an employee remaining in work and or achieving sustainable employment.
It will be:
MSD funding can assist with short term tailored job training required to smooth the transition from current experience to a new industry/sector and industry norms.
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