Mayors Taskforce For Jobs

The Mayors Taskforce For Jobs (MTFJ) is a nationwide network of New Zealand’s Mayors, working together towards the vision of all young people under 25 being engaged in appropriate education, training, work or other positive activity in their communities.

Our Mayor Tracey Collis and MTFJ Coordinator are thrilled to be able to accelerate another community recovery programme. As a member of the Tararua Employment Collaboration Group consisting of key stakeholders delivering employment solution in Tararua, we can achieve desired outcomes for employers while supporting youth or individuals displaced by COVID-19 into sustainable employment.

MTFJ is able to provide flexible funding that ensures our approach is individualised for each employer and young person, helping break down the barriers often faced when entering the workforce.

Since August 2020, the programme has successfully supported 73 individuals into employment and funded 23 local employers to cover costs.


Are you looking to employ a new team member and would like some financial assistance?

Examples of how we can help:

  • Recruitment cost
  • Industry training
  • Safety equipment
  • Tools of Trade
  • Transport
  • Pastoral Care
  • Personal Protective Equipment

To apply you need to be employing or taking on an apprentice 25 years and under not in education, employment or training for 30 hours plus a week and/or employ an individual that has been COVID-19 displaced. Contact:

Fontayne Chase
Phone: 027 449 1797
Email:  MTFJ@Tararuadc.govt.nz

If you are an individual under 25 years old or have been displaced by COVID-19 and are interested in finding work, contact the MTFJ coordinator below to see how we can help you:

Fontayne Chase
Phone: 027 449 1797
Email: MTFJ@Tararuadc.govt.nz