Labour market continues to improve

Across the nation SEEK’s new job ad index rose by almost five percent year-on-year last month. 

Just over quarter of all traffic to SEEK’s website now comes from mobile devices.

SEEK New Zealand GM Janet Faulding describes the New Zealand employment market as off to strong start this year, as demand for labour rises steadily.

 Job applications have also been on the rise. The SEEK Employment Index (SEI), which measures the number of new job ads placed with SEEK against the number of applications received for those roles, fell by 4.4 percent nationally, indicating that Kiwis are actively applying for new roles and that applications have grown at faster rate than jobs ads.

“Jobseekers are growing in confidence as demand for labour increases,” says Faulding. “People are clearly responding to the stimulated employment market and seeking more opportunities to find that exciting new role.” 

Most in demand occupations (March 2013)

1. IT consultants

2. Engineering managers

3. Local government

4. Private practice solicitors

5. Midwives

See NZ Management magazine’s May issue for review of new collaborations between business and tertiary institutions to develop the skills and talent needed to drive New Zealand’s future economic growth.

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