National | Job losses

Wage subsidy extended for eight weeks

From today, businesses still struggling due to COVID 19 losses can apply for a further eight-week wage subsidy.

But this will be the final instalment of the scheme - Finance Minister Grant Robertson says it will not be extended for the third time.

Already there are enormous numbers of job losses - with The Warehouse now saying 1000 jobs could go. E Tu Union predicts once funds from the wage subsidy scheme dry up, there will be another wave of job losses.