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New Job Ads Up 44% In Marlborough

New Job Ads Up 44% In Marlborough

Marlborough has the vintner’s luck with growth in new job advertisements up 44% in the region last month, driven largely by strong demand in the wine industry.

Winemakers, cellar hands, laboratory assistants and an IT logistics manager for a vineyard were just some of the roles advertised in the wine region in September.

"September typically sees growth in jobs in the wine industry, as wine companies ramp up their recruitment drive to fill seasonal positions," says Janet Faulding, General Manager SEEK New Zealand.

Villa Maria’s HR Manager, Greg Macdonald also echoes this sentiment.

“At this time of year there’s a natural rise in wine industry jobs being advertised, particularly in Marlborough as wineries vie for the top global talent to staff the seasonal peak of vintage from February to May. It’s a competitive industry and wineries need to start the recruitment process early in order to secure the top candidates,” said Villa Maria HR Manager Greg Macdonald.

The data released by SEEK today shows that employers' confidence as a whole is on the rise outside of the main centres, with Marlborough topping the list for the country's strongest growth in new job ads, followed by Southland and the West Coast.

"The South Island saw the greatest increase in new job ads this month and that activity was not driven by Canterbury alone. Behind Marlborough, new job listings rose by more than 10% last month in Southland and the West Coast, while Otago also saw a lift of 4%," says Ms Faulding.

The North Island however still has the greatest number of opportunities for job hunters. In September there were over 17,000 jobs advertised in the North Island on seek.co.nz, with more than 60% of those based in Auckland.

The top three areas of opportunity in Auckland are:
•          Information and Communication Technology
•          Sales
•          Accounting

"Our most recent data reinforces that the labour market continues to grow in confidence. New job ads are up and there is a raft new of job opportunities being added daily on seek.co.nz," says Ms Faulding.

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