COVID-19 Redeployment Directory

In consideration of the current Alert Level 4 shutdown of non-essential business, there is notable concern for the 400,00+ Kiwis currently reliant on our businesses for work - meanwhile, there are businesses considered 'essential services' which are in dire need of additional staff.

To assist in helping look after our fellow Kiwis, we have created this directory outlining those businesses who are currently in need of additional staff. This presents possible options for hospitality and tourism operators to assist in redeploying their staff while there is uncertainty around their own ability to provide work for them.

If you currently have opportunities which may assist in deploying affected hospitality and tourism workers, please email us with details at

Go with Tourism have launched a brand new and completely FREE support service to assist you in the tourism industry. Watch their announcement here.

Go with Tourism are offering one-on-one personalised support to help tourism employees who have been displaced or tourism businesses who need advice and guidance.

They can help you navigate difficult conversations regarding redundancies, understand what government assistance options are available to you and be there to help and guide you through these trying times.

Go with Tourism can also assist with deploying your displaced team members into other industries, or help facilitate additional hours and supplementary work to manage their reduction in hours.

If you need our assistance, please click here to let Go with Tourism know how they can help. A team member while be in touch within 48 hours.

NEW Tourism Talent Partners with Go With Tourism

In an attempt to retain as much of the best talent as possible, Tourism Talent has partnered with Go with Tourism, sharing resources to create a searchable database on both their platforms of CVs from people in the sector who have been made redundant.
The partnership will see Tourism Talent’s knowledge and expertise in talent solutions for mid-level and senior roles in the tourism industry complimenting Go with Tourism’s reach and skillset in sourcing frontline talent. This will enable both organisations to collectively focus on redeployment and finding new roles at pace for those who lose their job now and in the future.

Tourism Talent co-founder Jason Hill says “It is critical we get as many people back into the tourism industry as possible when the recovery begins. The huge loss of senior talent is something that really concerns us, as without those people, there is no one to lead and make future hiring decisions”.

“Keeping as many people connected to tourism is paramount. We can’t offer immediate solutions, but we can commit that through this partnership we will do everything we can to support the industry bounce back when the time comes” Hill says

‘Please ask anyone being made redundant to reach out to us with their CV. We want to retain as many of these great people connected to tourism and ensure that in the future of our industry can come back better than ever”

Matt Stenton, Programme Director at Go with Tourism says, “we are delighted to partner with Tourism Talent to combine our skills, resources and networks to support the industry at all levels during these extremely difficult times”.

CV’s for Tourism Talent can be sent to and registrations online with Go with Tourism at

Countdown New Zealand

In the current climate of the COVID-19 impact Countdown New Zealand have experienced a significantly increased need to employ new talent across both Retail Store Operations and within their Supply Chains.
They have reached out to Hospitality NZ to be a potential source of additional work and hours for hospitality staff who may experience struggles in the coming months as our businesses are impacted.
For more information click here.

Heritage Lifecare

Heritage Lifecare is an essential service that cares for vulnerable elderly residents the length and breadth of the country. Our existing employees are dedicated and working hard to provide care and support whilst also looking after their own family’s needs.
Could you offer support? Check out our website to see if we have a location near you.

We are looking for qualified and unqualified people to provide support in paid and voluntary capacities. Volunteers, or fixed term for three months - please reach out.
For more information click here.


People matter at ISS. They are the reason we provide consistently outstanding services to clients and continue to grow each year. At ISS you will discover a working environment in which everyone can flourish.

Our people represent our greatest asset.We celebrate every single one of them - watch video

By treating people with respect, working with shared values, and encouraging everyone to realize their talents, ISS lives its vision of being the preferred employer in our industry.

With a team of 1,100 people engaged to work for ISS in New Zealand, we are a large organisation with substantial career opportunities. We are always looking for competent and capable individuals with the right attitude and skill set to provide exceptional services to our clients.

View our current advertised jobs here. ISS provides services to different essential businesses across the county which means that we have job opportunities available also during the national alert level 4 when country is in full lock-down.

What we offer:
- Currently, most of the roles that we are offering are Casual Cleaner roles. We do have some other roles available, please check our current advertised jobs  here.
- Job locations: Job locations: Wellington, Dunedin, Greymouth, Hamilton, Tauranga, Invercargill, Whakatane, Thames, Taumarauni.
- Hourly rate $19,70. Penal rates apply!
- Job related training.
- Proper uniform.
- Proper PPE.
Whom we are looking:
- Motivated individuals who are looking for a temporary or permanent job in cleaning industry
- People with NZ working rights (work visa without restrictions)
- National Police clearance, within 12 months of issue
- Previous cleaning experience is a plus!
To apply please visit our career page here, choose a relevant job and location, click ‘Apply’ link and complete the online application. You can review your application status and keep up to date with our current vacancies by visiting our ISS Careers Website here.

NZ Kiwi Fruit Pickers

The industry is extending a message out to those in the hospitality, tourism and forestry industries, or anyone who may not have sufficient work due to COVID-19, that there are plenty of jobs available in kiwifruit orchards and packhouses over the coming months. 
New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) Chief Executive Officer Nikki Johnson says the sector is expecting a harvest of around 155 million trays of kiwifruit this year and expects to need more than 20,000 workers across the harvest and post-harvest period.
There are roles currently available all across New Zealand.
For more information and available jobs click here.

Seeka Kiwifruit Jobs

Each year Seeka need 3,000 seasonal kiwifruit workers. Our short-term jobs usually start around March and finish around mid-June. There are also opportunities for reliable seasonal workers to continue working until November. We need dedicated and reliable people who are prepared to work any day of the week. Packhouse work can seem daunting at first; it doesn’t slow down until the end but those who hang in there have a lot of fun along the way, have the opportunity to earn some good money in a short space of time and make new friends.

We're recruiting for seasonal jobs now across all our locations: Te Puke, Katikati and Mount Maunganui.

Day and Night Shift Available

Variety of roles including; Packing, Stacking, Tray Prep, Forklift Operators, EDI, Quality Control, and more...

For more information and applications click here.

Dream Nanny Army

Dream Nanny Army is a temporary nanny agency which has been set up to create employment opportunities for hospitality and other skilled workers who have childcare experience and have been impacted by COVID-19.

As we head into Alert Level 4 where only essential businesses can remain open, many parents working in these businesses are anxious about ensuring their children are taken care of in a safe and trusted environment. What’s more, as the country navigates through COVID-19, there will be a critical shortage of home-based childcare options available to families.

Since the Government announcement, we have been inundated with calls from desperate families needing urgent home-based care, yet we don’t have anywhere near the capacity to fill this need and many grandparents and elderly family members will be unable to assist.

What we do know is many workers who have been impacted by COVID-19, including those in the hospitality industry, have childcare experience and could fill the needs for home-based carers, now for those working in essential services and in the future to cover the demand that will arise.

Dream Childcare is one of New Zealand’s largest home-based childcare agencies and we have already scaled our current operations to facilitate high-volume recruitment, match temporary nannies with families and deal with all the back-end processes such as payroll and childcare subsidies.

We have also asked the Government to consider fast-tracking police checks so we can get nannies in the homes of as many kiwi families as possible.

For more information please direct anyone to our website

 Spectrum Care 

Spectrum Care is a charitable trust providing a variety of services to adults and children with learning and/or physical disabilities.

Currently we have a shortage of staff to work in our residential houses.

We understand that your members have recently made a number of staff redundant or stood them down because of Covid-19 and the dramatic change in business circumstances that we all now face.

During this time of huge uncertainty around employment we would like to reach out to you and your members and their staff with an opportunity to work with Spectrum Care.

Specifically we currently need Community Support Workers in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Hamish at

To view Spectrum Cares current vacancies please go to

Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy is looking to recruit additional call support roles in Hamilton. These will be fixed term contracts from 6th April 2020 - 27th September 2020. This may be a good opportunity for any operators in Hamilton or the surrounding areas who may be looking to redeploy staff for a short period due to the Covid-19 situation.
Additional roles can be found on the Genesis Careers Page here.

If you have questions or concerned not addressed on this page, or simply wish to discuss further - please contact your Regional Manager on 0800 500 503.