YES Continues to Grow in Leaps and Bounds!  

By Jake McKay | Posted: Wednesday October 19, 2016

We'd just like take a moment to step back, reflect and thank our supporters for your ongoing commitment to offering a helping hand to our local youth.

Since we last reached out to you we've seen YES continue to grow in leaps and bounds. With more employers coming on board each and every week, we're incredibly proud to see such positive outcomes and interactions with our youth come to life. In total, we've endorsed the following 14 businesses as YES-Employers over the last couple of months, in total listing upwards of 10 new employment-based opportunities to our local youth:

In terms of outcomes and interactions between employers and job seekers, we've heard so many amazing success stories come as a result of YES! Ranging from actioned business walkthroughs, CV reviews, coffee dates and career progression discussions, our employers have highly praised the aspiring youth they've had interactions with.  

“Crew Consulting are really thankful for being part of this programme and are enjoying young people reaching out and asking for help. I have helped a couple of young people with their interviewing techniques and what companies they should start applying to when they graduate. I am meeting with one young person tomorrow who wants to get into recruitment and also another young person who requires some assistance with their CV."   -  Tom Sweeny, Crew Consulting

Not only have our employers highlighted the positive outcomes for youth, but also the benefits they're receiving as a business

“YES has given our business some added profile plus having the sticker and certificate up in the shop has meant some meaningful conversations with customers around the employment and promotion of youth in our workplace. We 3 will continue to promote and bring youth into our environment as we believe they do have a lot to offer, specifically in the outdoor adventure sector.” - Craig Latta, Watercooled Sports

It truly is incredibly heartwarming to hear such positive stories resulting from YES. We love hearing from both our employers and jobseekers who've got on board. If you've had or heard of any successes yourself, please do get in touch via and share your story - hello@youthemployer.nz.

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