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


Skilled job vacancies down in April – overall annual rise

14 May 2014

Skilled job vacancies down in April – overall annual rise

In April skilled job vacancies advertised online fell by 1.8 per cent but over the last year have risen by 9.4 per cent, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.

Online advertisements for all vacancies in April decreased by 1.0 per cent and across most industry groups. The only increase was in the hospitality and tourism industry (up 1.4 per cent).

Skilled job vacancies fell in two regions – Auckland and Wellington. The only increase in skilled jobs was in the Canterbury region, up 0.4 per cent.

Skilled job vacancies fell in two occupation groups over April – professionals (down 2.2 per cent) and managers (down 0.7 per cent).

However, in the year to April, skilled job vacancies increased in most industry groups, except for the healthcare and medical industry (down 9.9 per cent). The biggest increases were in the hospitality and tourism industry (up 31.2 per cent) and construction and engineering industry (up 22.3 per cent).

In the year to April the strongest growing skilled occupations in each occupation group were construction managers, ICT sales professionals and precision metal trades workers, up 57, 136 and 95 per cent respectively.

The Ministry’s Labour Market and Business Performance Manager David Paterson says the annual increase in vacancies is consistent with the latest results from the Household Labour Force Survey where employment grew by 3.7 per cent in the year to March 2014.

Jobs Online provides information on the demand for labour by monitoring the number of jobs advertised on the main internet job boards. Jobs Online is adjusted for seasonal variations.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Internet: NZ Govt Lifts Target Speeds For Rural Broadband

The government has lifted its expectations on faster broadband speeds for rural New Zealand as it targets increased spending on research and development in the country's information and communications technology sector, which it sees as a key driver for export growth. More>>


Banks: Westpac Keeps Core Government Transactions Contract

The local arm of Westpac Banking Corp has kept its contract with the New Zealand government to provide core transactions, but will have to share peripheral services with its rivals. More>>


Science Investment Plan: Universities Welcome Statement

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the National Statement of Science Investment released by the Government today... this is a critical document as it sets out the Government’s ten-year strategic direction that will guide future investment in New Zealand’s science system. More>>


Scouring: Cavalier Merger Would Extract 'Monopoly Rents' - Godfrey Hirst

A merger of Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International's two wool scouring operations would create a monopoly, says carpet maker Godfrey Hirst. The Commerce Commission on Friday released its second draft determination on the merger, maintaining its view that the public benefits would outweigh the loss of competition. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: She Means Business

As Foreman says in her conclusion, this is a business book. It opens with a brief biographical section followed by a collection of interesting tips for entrepreneurs... More>>


Hourly Wage Gap Grows: Gender Pay Gap Still Fixed At Fourteen Percent

“The totally unchanged pay gap is a slap in the face for women, families and the economy,” says Coalition spokesperson, Angela McLeod. Even worse, Māori and Pacific women face an outrageous pay gap of 28% and 33% when compared with the pay packets of Pākehā men. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news