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Opportunities now on State sector job site

24 January 2008

Record number of opportunities now on State sector job site

A record number of State sector employment vacancies are being advertised on the dedicated government career website jobs.govt.nz. As at today, the number of advertisements is 620 - a 37 percent increase since the site was upgraded six months ago.

"The jobs.govt.nz site is proving to be a real hit with State sector employers and potential employees of all ages and from all walks of life here and overseas," says Deputy Commissioner Peter Brown. "Last year's revamp has made the site more user friendly and we can see the result in increased visitors and number of jobs posted on it. State sector employers are increasingly using this free service as their primary recruitment tool."

There have been 473,035 visitors since the site was relaunched in August 2007.

To further increase interest in the recruitment site, the State Services Commission is advertising the website and the exciting opportunities available in the State sector in the Dominion Post. The first of three feature pages will appear this Saturday. The SSC is also currently looking into how to share this feature with other regions.

Mr Brown says this is the first time the SSC has used print media in this way to promote jobs.govt.nz. "If this trial is successful in attracting more visitors to the site, the SSC may use a similar approach in future years."

"A new year often means a new start for many. It is at this time of the year that we are keen to promote career opportunities in the State sector to those new to the workforce, and experienced people, who want to make a real difference to New Zealand."

"This is part of the SSC's ongoing programme of work to attract high performing people to the State sector and deliver world class services."

There are some 280,000 people employed by the State sector in a variety of jobs across New Zealand.

Visit www.jobs.govt.nz for more information about how to get a challenging and rewarding career, with transferable skills, in the State sector.


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