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Work where you live opportunities in North Shore City

September 13, 2005

Recently published figures show that now is a good time to look for work in North Shore City.

The "Business and Economy 2005" publication shows that the city has enjoyed strong economic growth with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing 4.4 per cent in the year to March 2004. This matched the regional average and out-performed the national growth rate of 3.6 per cent.

Over the year there was burgeoning employment in New Zealand's fourth largest city with the number of full-time equivalent jobs growing by 5.1 per cent, compared to 4.0 per cent regionally and 3.4 per cent nationally.

"These are important figures which show a buoyant trend of North Shore job numbers growing at twice the rate of the local population, meaning that more of our residents have the opportunity to work close to home," says Gary Holmes, who chairs North Shore City's strategic management committee.

"Our city has recorded an average annual growth rate of 4.6 per cent since the new millennium with wholesale trade, manufacturing, retail trade and property and business services making the biggest contribution to growth," says Councillor Holmes.

North Shore City's mayor, George Wood, says the future looks positive despite predictions of a slow down in the economy this year.

"Predictions are that economic growth is likely to slow slightly to around three per cent this year, and that population growth will also settle following its recent high due largely to migration. But our city continues to thrive and offers a fantastic destination in which to live, work and play," he says.

North Shore City's "Business and Economy 2005" - prepared by Infometrics - is available in full on the council's website www.northshorecity.govt.nz


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