Solving your recruitment needs
Workbridge gives employers access to skilled and capable workers, and gives people with disabilities a fair go in the workforce.
We tailor our services to the individual needs of each workplace.
We are the largest New Zealand-owned employment agency for people with a disability, injury or illness, with 22 service centres nationwide. Workbridge fills up to 4000 job vacancies each year – at no charge to employers or jobseekers.
We tailor our services to the individual needs of each workplace. Our jobseekers are ready for work and have the required skills in fields ranging from law to accountancy to manufacturing.
Our services to employers include:
advice on interview and making the recruitment process accessible
assistance to access funding for disability-related costs, if required
support with induction, on-site training and making reasonable accommodation if required
post-placement support for up to a year or longer if required
Workbridge works with public and private organisations in all sectors and of all sizes. We support workplaces to become confident in hiring people with a disability and forge partnership agreements with large employers.
We can assist employers who need employees for as little as five hours’ work a week. As well as filling vacancies, we can arrange internships and work experiences for disabled jobseekers.
We also work with employers who need assistance to retain a staff member who develops a disability.
Our commitment to you
Job Support Fund
The Government anticipates employers will make reasonable accommodation when employing people with disability, and provides funding to cover any additional costs an employee has as a direct consequence of their disability, when undertaking the same job as a person without a disability.
More information about ‘reasonable accommodation’ is available here.
Job Support funding is available for, but not limited to:
For more information about funding or eligibility, go to the Support Funds website.
Modification Grants are administered by Work and Income. Modification Grants provide financial assistance to disabled people to help them gain or retain open employment, by removing barriers.
Open employment is defined as a job that is available to anyone in the community and meets the minimum terms and conditions of employment.
What can Modification Grants help with?
Modification Grants are paid to employers or suppliers to fund, or help fund, the following:
How does my employee apply?
Applications for Modification Grants can be made through Workbridge or Work and Income.