Joblab – an innovative CBD and employment activation hub

Job Lab initiative has been completed

Watch this space for future opportunities

Joblab – an innovative CBD and employment activation hub on now in the Stand Shopping Centre and running for the month of Feb 2020.

Emerging out of our ongoing Strandlab initiative, Joblab is a partnership between NorthChamber and Ministry of Social Development. It is produced by Strandlab partner AwhiWorld as well as local events company Snap Events.

Joblab will turn the Strand Shopping Centre (Whangarei CBD) into a recruitment and employment showcase for Te Tai Tokerau.

Employers and training providers will have multiple opportunities to showcase their business and connect with potential employees and course participants. (including seminar slots, interview opportunities and expo areas). Jobseekers can attend seminars and potentially interview for roles.

The month will be themed around industry sectors:

  • Week 1 3-7 February – Focus on retail, hospitality, administration, aged care
  • Week 2 10-14 February – Focus on NZ Services
  • Week 3 17-21 February – Focus on civil construction and trades
  • Week 4 24-28 February – Focus on primary industries and creative technologies

Other sectors and businesses will also have opportunities to be involved.

Joblab Information Pack: JobLab InfoForm_Final Copy

Job Lab Booking form

Joblab is a platform for business and industry as well as yet another innovative project that activates Whangarei’s CBD.

For more information contact Kiriwai Jones ( or go to our Joblab Facebook Page click here

Here are the open hours for Job Lab employment seekers

Monday           12.00pm – 4.00pm

Tuesday            9.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday      9.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday          9.00pm – 4.00pm

Friday               9.00pm – 3.00pm

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