Jan 6

New Year – new job?

Posted by Dave Griffith

Andrew was on vacation. Temporarily chilled out and lying in the sun it hit him – he didn’t want to go back to his old job and old routine. He hadn’t been happy for a while but he didn’t know what to do next. The day before he and Anne had caught up…

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Jan 12

NZ workers ‘too pessimistic’ about job market

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New Zealand workers are too pessimistic about the outlook for the job market, a business leader says. The latest quarterly Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Index shows employment confidence has hit its lowest level in over two years. The index fell 4.6 points in the December quarter, from 104.2 to 99.6. This is its…

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Jul 21

Online job vacancies continue to rise

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The number of job vacancies advertised online continued to grow in June, according to the latest Jobs Online index. Overall, online vacancies increased by 2.3% in June 2011, compared to May 2011, and skilled vacancies went up by 1.5%. “This shows that employment prospects are continuing to improve,” says the Department of Labour’s…

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Jun 22

New Zealanders confidence in job market rising

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New Zealanders are more confident about the labour market, mainly because they’re more optimistic about the outlook, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index. The index rose 1.1 points to 106.1 in the June quarter, indicating a growing number of optimists about the state of New Zealand’s employment prospects, with Christchurch…

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