Workbridge is a not-for-profit organisation that has been operating since 1990. We are led by a Council which currently includes representatives from Business New Zealand, Council of Trade Unions, Human Resource Institute of NZ, DPA (Disabled Persons Assembly), Association of Blind Citizens, Ngati Kapo o Aotearoa and Ministry of Pacific Affairs.
Workbridge is a professional employment service for people with all types of disability, including people who have lived with the long-term effects of injury and illness. A Workbridge client will have been living with the effects of their disability, injury or illness for more than six months.
Workbridge employment consultants work with jobseekers and employers to match people to the right job. The work could be casual, temporary or permanent, and either full-time or part-time.
Workbridge does not charge for services to jobseekers and employers.
We also administer Support Funds on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development. There is a Job Support Fund to assist disabled people gain or retain employment. This covers the additional costs a person has as a direct consequence of their disability, when undertaking the same job or training as a person without a disability.