New Zealand job market full of opportunity

The New Zealand job market continues to thrive, according to an analysis of more than 50,000 roles listed on Trade Me Jobs in the first quarter of 2014.

Head of Trade Me Jobs, Peter Osborne, said the number of listings on the site rose 21% year-on-year, following on from a 17% lift in the final quarter of 2013.

“The national employment market is flourishing with Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury all seeing positive growth,” Osborne said. “Our analysis aligns with recent data from Westpac McDermott Miller which found employment confidence at an all-time high since the recession.”

Osborne said there was plenty of opportunity for employers too with recent research commissioned by Trade Me Jobs finding 45% of employees willing to relocate for a new job.

The Auckland region remains the powerhouse of the national job market with a 20% boost in job listings compared to the same period last year.