New one-stop shop for jobs, employer support and training options

10 August 2020.

MSD is coordinating a new service to help New Zealanders connect to the wide range of supports and advice available through government agencies to help workers and businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19. is an all-of-government website that allows employers, job seekers and people seeking information about training to find out more about what’s available and provides links to agency websites for more detailed information.

The website links to a vast range of government services for job seekers, employers and people interested in training or retraining, including:

  • further education and training options, including apprenticeship support
  • job vacancies from a wide range of sectors and targeted campaigns
  • careers advice and advice on how to get a job
  • advice on starting up a new business
  • wage subsidies and other COVID-19 economic and business support measures
  • government funded programmes.

The Connected website is supported by a Connected phone line (0800 264 737) and physical Connected locations operating in 35 of MSD’s employment-focused sites around the country and the three Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Jobs and Skills Hubs.

Through Connected, agencies will be able to better support people to navigate the range of services available in the regions where they live and work, and to increase connection across agencies so that employers, job seekers and people interested in training or retraining know how and where to access the services available and where they can go for support. is a great starting point for finding out about any of the wide range of employment, education and training services available.
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