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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, No. 25. October 8, 1968

Jobs Easier To Get This Year

Jobs Easier To Get This Year

Jobs will be no harder to obtain this year than last year, the Secretary of the University Appointments Board, Mr A. T. Mitchell, said last week.

In a statement he said the situation will probably be a little easier.

"Two points are quite clear on comparing the employment situation with the years prior to 1967," the statement said.

"There will be less jobs available to students.

"The available jobs will not, in general, offer the same long hours and consequent high wages.

"Although the main role of the Appointments Board is to assist students and graduates to find permanent employment, the Board also assists with vacation employment."

Only students seeking professional vacation employment (related to a particular course study), should register with the Board at this stage, the statement said.

The Board will again contact various employers' and trade organisations and an extra telephone has been installed for canvassing.

Details of vacancies will be posted on the notice board in the main foyer on the first floor of the Union Building.

The statement urged students to try immediately to return to last year's job. "Some employers are prepared to engage only students employed previously.

"If last year's job is not available, do not just wait for a suitable job to appear on the Board's notice board. Use your own initiative in seeking jobs in which you have some experience, or elsewhere."

Business directories are available at the Board Office.

The statement said the Board would welcome any suggestions and information on likely areas of employment which might be suitable for students.

"Groups of students might canvass some of the more affluent suburbs for odd jobs and gardening. If kept informed, the Board could assist in co-ordinating such activities to avoid duplication."

From 25 November a register will be opened if a significant number of students are unable to find vacation work. Special attention can then be given to these people.