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


5,000 contractors on Crackerjacks!

5,000 contractors on Crackerjacks!

Date: 29th July 2010

After recording the five thousandth contractor to join their website on Thursday the 29th July, is now New Zealand’s largest online contracting hub.

Their local contractor pool has grown from zero to five thousand in less than two years, after Crackerjacks launched in late 2008. The main regions covered include Auckland, Waikato and Wellington.

Tony Wai, the companies Managing Director, explains that with continuing skills shortages, particularly in the IT industry, Crackerjacks has been a popular option with employers who recruit hard to find skills. “With over five thousand professional contractors we have a pretty good depth and range of skills on our database.”

Wai explains that even though our unemployment rate has risen in recent times and job opportunities have been anything but plentiful, skills shortages are still a big issue for NZ business. “The problematic lack of skilled professionals has been further compounded by the shortfall of skilled migrants entering the country this year.”

According to the EEO Trust, the immediate skills shortages we’re facing include; IT specialists, Telecommunication technicians, Architectural draughtspersons and Auditors.

Interestingly so, on Crackerjacks the largest group of professionals registered are in the IT industry - making up 22.8% of the database. They are followed by professionals in Accounting and Administration, making up 13.2% and 9.7% of the database respectively. The other professions that have a strong representation include Marketing/PR, Management Consulting, General Management and HR/Training.

To find out more about Crackerjacks visit their website –

----- ENDS -----

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Government: RSI ‘State Of The Nation’ Report Published
latest research, science and innovation system report card is now available, and outlines how the system is performing, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods has announced. “The report seeks to increase transparency, act as a reliable data source and stimulate discussion... More>>

Fonterra: Increases 2021/22 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased and narrowed its forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZD $7.90 - $8.90 per kgMS, from NZD $7.25 - $8.75 per kgMS. The midpoint of the range, which farmers are paid off, has increased to NZD $8.40 per kgMS, from NZD $8.00 per kgMS... More>>

Stats: Auckland’s Population Falls For The First Time
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand’s population growth slowed down with Auckland recording a population decline for the first time ever, Stats NZ said today. “New Zealand saw slowing population growth in all regions... More>>

Pamu & Westpac: Market-leading Sustainability-Linked Loan

Westpac NZ and Pāmu have signed New Zealand’s most comprehensive Sustainability-Linked Loan to date, also the largest in the agricultural sector, and the first involving a state-owned enterprise. Pāmu, also known as Landcorp, is New Zealand’s biggest farming business. It will borrow $85m from Westpac NZ over three years... More>>

Retail NZ: Some Good News In COVID Announcements, But Firm Dates Needed

Retail NZ is welcoming news that the Government is increasing financial support for businesses in light of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, and that retail will be able to open at all stages of the new “Covid Protection Framework... More>>

ComCom: Companies In Hot Water For Selling Unsafe Hot Water Bottles And Toys

A wholesaler and a retailer have been fined a total of $140,000 under the Fair Trading Act for selling hot water bottles and toys that did not comply with mandatory safety requirements. Paramount Merchandise Company Limited (Paramount) was fined $104,000 after pleading guilty in the Manukau District Court... More>>