Welcome to Employers' 


Otago Southland Employers Association has a proud history spanning 126 years, supporting businesses across Otago and Southland.

We provide tailored and specialist support to local businesses across a myriad of business critical areas including employment law, human resources, health and safety; business training and professional development.

Our team includes a number of professional and highly skilled individuals with varied talents and expertise, all focused on their niche markets and providing quality advice and services to members, whilst building long term relationships by helping them to grow their business sustainably.

We would welcome the opportunity to hear from you to request further information, seek advice, register for a professional development programme or to join our organisation. 

Being a member has its privileges!  

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    Single Entity Proposal 

The Boards of the Otago Southland Employers' Association (OSEA) and the Otago Chamber of Commerce (OCCI) wish to announce their intention to seek in principle, member approval to form a single entity by 1 April 2017.

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    Not for Profit Mentoring Opportunity

The Otago Southland Employers' Association and the Otago Community Trust are pleased to announce that a new capability fund will be established in 2017 to support Not for Profit organisations in Otago access the benefits of the Community Mentors programme.

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    Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Funding

Otago Southland Employers’ Association are currently taking expressions of interest from workplaces across Otago and Southland who wish to be part of a consortium arrangement with other workplaces to build the literacy and numeracy skills of their employees.

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    Proud Sponsors of 

»  The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme   

»  Administrative Professionals' Day celebrations

»  Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 

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Upcoming Seminars

Employers' offer over 100 high-impact expert-facilitated training programmes, courses, workshops and qualifications across Otago and Southland, all at member rates.

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