Just about every sector in the New Zealand workforce is short of skilled staff, says Newsroom – retail, hospitality, construction, trades, logistics. At the same time, estimates suggest up to 50% of neurodivergent people are unemployed – a figure eight times higher than the general population. To help tackle this, a Brain Badge certification is launching in a couple of months and is being developed in conjunction with three big corporate supporters – The Warehouse Group, Kiwibank, and Auckland Transport.

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