Mayors Taskforce for Jobs
What are the advantages of participating in this Taskforce?
- Mayors have the opportunity to participate in the national “Mayors-only” meetings of the Taskforce
- Mayors have the opportunity to participate in regional meetings with other Taskforce Mayors, together with our partners from relevant government departments
- Mayors have a Community Employment Group fieldworker appointed to work with them on your local Taskforce goals
- Mayors have the opportunity to trial new employment initiatives in your area
- Mayors have access to potential funding for local initiatives through the Employment Catalyst Fund (a Tindall Foundation fund managed by the Jobs Research Trust)
- Mayors have the opportunity to support the Taskforce in its advocacy to government on nation-wide employment policies and programmes ... in the light of their local experience
- Mayors receive The Jobs Letter every 2-3 weeks, which will keep them up-to-date with employment news and trends. Mayors are also able to distribute The Jobs Letter freely to their councillors and staff, and local community groups
- Mayors have the opportunity to meet quarterly with the Taskforce and the Minister of Economic Development (Jim Anderton) and the Minister of Social Services and Employment (Steve Maharey)
- Mayors have the opportunity to attend an annual meeting with the Heads of Government Departments in the relevant employment, training, and economic development areas.
- Mayors have the opportunity to link with leading NZ businesses from the NZ Business Council for Sustainability who forging a partnership with the Taskforce to focus on its youth employment goals
- Mayors become a member of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs internet e-group
- Mayors, and their local projects, will be featured on the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs website (www.jobsletter.org.nz/mtfjobs.htm)
- Mayors have access to the expertise of the Taskforce Executive Officer (Jan Francis) and Community Adviser (Vivian Hutchinson)
What are the obligations of belonging to the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs?
- Mayors give their support and advocacy to the goals of the Taskforce
- Their council contributes financially to the running of the Taskforce, (this is calculated on a population basis)
- Mayors convene a Local Action Group to work with them in catalysing and championing local initiatives
- Mayors attend as many meetings of the Taskforce as you are able to
- Mayors share their local examples of “best practice” initiatives with other Mayors from around the country