Welcome to Employers' 

Employers' Association has a proud 125 year history supporting businesses in Otago and Southland. 

We offer professional services including employment law, human resource and health and safety expertise, training solutions; and a wide range of specialist business information and support - all of which are designed to help you build on your own organisational success. 

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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    The Greying of Southland…. one part of the people element
    forcing regional economic change

Southland has a population of 96,300 people which equates to 2.3 percent of the national total. The provincial employment rate hovers around 72% (NZ 65%) and unemployment levels (around 3.0/4.0 per cent) are consistently amongst the lowest in the country.

The province makes the third highest national per-person contribution to GDP (at $57,135) and if one looks at export-related data the Southland per capita GDP contribution (15% of NZ tradeable exports are produced or processed in Southland) leads New Zealand. In 2014 Southland’s overall GDP growth (at 11%) was the highest in the country.



    Training Directory and 2016 Training Calendar

We would like to present the Employers' Association training directory which outlines our extensive range of high-impact expert-facilitated professional development training programmes, courses, workshops, and qualifications. 

Please click here to download our interactive training directory (PDF) or click here to download our 2016 training calendar (PDF). Alternatively, please contact us to order your copy.



    Health and Safety Representative Training

Quick links to

»  Health and Safety Representative Training 

»  Building on Health and Safety Representative Training (2)

»  Advanced Training for Health and Safety Representative Training (3)

To learn more please contact Andrea Blackley on 0508 656 757. 



    Proud Sponsors of 

»  The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme   

»  Administrative Professionals' Day celebrations

»  Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 



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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