A Southland-born initiative to connect those in the region with employment opportunities.

The Southland Pop Up Job Shop was first held in September 2017 to provide a one-stop shop for people to get employment advice and find employment opportunities across the Southland region.

With a mixture of permanent full and part-time jobs on display, the initiative provides an excellent opportunity for people at all stages of their career - those starting out in the workforce, currently unemployed or, those looking for a change in career. 

The brainchild of Venture Southland (lead partner), Southern Directionz Career Consultants and the Southland Chamber of Commerce, the shop provides a relaxed and friendly environment where connections between employers and potential employees can be made, with seminars on CV and cover letter preparation, and information on some of the industries in Southland. 

In 2018, the shop expanded to be held in Gore and Te Anau and helped with assisting over 500 job-seekers across the region. 

Due to its success, and a strong connection to achieving the goals set out in the Southland Regional Development Strategy, the shop will likely become an ongoing annual fixture.