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The shame and stigma of unemployment is rife

The shame and stigma of unemployment is rife

Did you know that in Japan, unemployed businessmen suit up and go across town to sit in a park all day rather than admit to being unemployed?

The shame and stigma of unemployment is something that is rife in New Zealand society. But why should it be? We all know that one person who is job hunting, most of us have been there ourselves at one point or another- yet no matter how hard we want to help, it’s really hard to know what to do when a friend is in trouble.

If it were as easy as giving them a job, we would be working alongside them tomorrow- but unfortunately there just isn’t the work to go round.

What if we were to tell you that the work is there?

What if we were to tell you that with one simple app, your friend can not only find work but contribute to their local community?

Hive is not some ‘get rich quick’ scheme. Hive is about everyday honest people, who need help.  Hive is about getting back to communities as they used to be. Where you would happily swap a freshly baked lasagne for your neighbour to mow your lawns. The days when if you were going into town, you’d pick a friend up on the way. If you had a skill you would share it, and get the same in return.

The days of smart phones and interactive technology means that most of us no longer talk to our neighbours. Hive is a way to encompass the new technology with the old ways, bringing community into the 21st century.