NZ Job ads on the rise

The number of jobs being advertised in New Zealand is on the rise, according to the Seek New Job Ad Index, which shows a 6.4 per cent year-on-year increase. Seek general manager Janet Faulding says the rise in job ads was nationwide. "This is an encouraging sign for the New Zealand labour market. Seek saw strong job ad numbers in May and now, for the first time since December 2011, month-on-month growth has been seen nationwide, with jobs up 3.8 per [...]

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Work the deciding factor in migrants choosing Auckland

The ability to find work is the determining factor in migrants choosing to settle in Auckland. The Department of Labour has carried out in-depth studies of 64 of the 6,000 people who took part in its Longitudinal Immigration Survey (LisNZ) 6, 18 and 36 months after arrival. Twenty-four of them were from Auckland. This study is the second published – after Wellington - into why and how migrants settle in different locations within New Zealand. A report on the Why Auckland? [...]

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Online job vacancies continue to rise

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 Head of Research and Analysis, Vasantha Krishnan. “This is supportive of other indicators that point to a gradual increase in economic activity. It reinforces the Department’s expectation that [...]

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KiwiRail axes 40 jobs in Dunedin

KiwiRail is to axe 40 jobs from their Hillside workshop in Dunedin and the company is calling for voluntary redundancies. The announcement was made today after five weeks of consultation with staff who were told of the decision today, KiwiRail said. "It is a fact that the size of the Hillside workforce has always changed according to the amount of work available and the workload there has decreased due to the completion of projects including carriage construction work for [...]

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Window cleaner survives six floor plunge

Time to buy a lotto ticket I think.A window cleaner has fallen six storeys from a builing in Wellington but survived with only a dislocated toe. The man fell from the Mayfair House building on The Terrace about noon yesterday after his rope gave way, partly landing on the parked car. His boss, Mike Roche, the co-owner and director of Window Cleaning and Contractors said the man's leg hit the bumper. A hospital spokesman said medical staff were amazed [...]

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