Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Growth in Skilled Vacancies Following September Fall

MEDIA RELEASE

14 November 2012


Growth in Skilled Vacancies Following September Fall

Job vacancies advertised online increased in October following a fall in September, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The trend in skilled vacancies has been flat since June 2012, although there has been some variation from month to month. The latest Household Labour Force Survey results showed weak growth in employment indicating that the labour market is still facing significant challenges.

The latest results show that skilled vacancies increased by 5.6 percent in October and total online job vacancies increased by 4.7 per cent compared to September.

Skilled job vacancies were up in the country’s main centres with the strongest growth for the month in Auckland (up by 5.4 percent), followed by Wellington (up by 5.1 percent) and Canterbury (up by 5.0 percent).

Over the last 12 months, overall growth in skilled vacancies in Canterbury has been strong (up by 36.5 percent), while growth in Auckland and Wellington has been relatively stable.

The continued growth in Canterbury has been driven by the demand for skilled workers in the construction and engineering industry (up by 108.4 percent) and hospitality and tourism (up by 59.1 percent).

“The strong growth in job vacancies in the construction and engineering industry shows that the Canterbury rebuild continues to drive demand for labour in the region,” says the Ministry’s General Manager of the Labour and Immigration Research Centre, Vasantha Krishnan.

Growth in online job vacancies has been positive over the past 12 months to October, with skilled job vacancies increasing by 14.2 percent and total job vacancies up by 15.0 percent.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Skodafone Goneski: Sky TV, Vodafone Drop $3.44 Billion Merger Plan

Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand have terminated their merger agreement which aimed to create the country's largest telecommunications and media group, and have withdrawn an appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the plan. More>>

Quake Insurance: Reforms To EQC Act Announced

· Increasing the monetary cap from $100,000 (plus GST) to $150,000 (plus GST) for EQC building cover.
· Clarifying EQC land cover is for natural disaster damage that directly affects the insured residence or access to it... More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1.75 Percent

Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based. However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty... More>>

Kaikōura Earthquake: Private Insurers Receive $1.8b Claims

Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said most is for commercial loss at $1.36 billion, with residential claims amounting to over $460 million. “...We have a high level of confidence that most people will have received settlement offers by the end of this year." More>>

ALSO:

Forms And Data: New Proposals To Simplify Personal Income Tax

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. More>>