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More than 150,000 jobs advertised since January

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24th August 2011


More than 150,000 jobs advertised since January

SEEK today announced that the number of new jobs listed on its employment website since the start of 2011 has topped 150,000, reflecting the ongoing improvement in the New Zealand labour market.

“The high number of new jobs advertised on SEEK has grown 21% since January, which is great news for those seeking employment and those keeping their eye out for new opportunities,” comments SEEK’s General Manager, Janet Faulding.


“Job ads across the country are up and it is particularly good to see Canterbury forging ahead in terms of growth with 34% more jobs advertised in July, than in January this year”.

Manawatu followed Canterbury with an impressive 24% growth in the number of jobs advertised since January, and Auckland came in a strong third with 23% growth.

Interestingly, eight regions have posted double-digit growth over the seven month period.

Top Ten Regions of growth in new job ads since January 2011

Region % Growth in new job ads (Jan – July 2011)

Canterbury 34%
Manawatu 24%
Auckland 23%
Hawkes Bay 20%
Southland 19%
Wellington 19%
Waikato 14%
Northland 12%
Tasman 9%
Otago 8%


For Auckland, May was the strongest month, with over 12,000 job opportunities advertised in the country’s largest city alone. On average, there were 11,000 jobs advertised in the Auckland region each month from January through to July 2011.


“Auckland’s biggest areas of opportunity are the Information and Communication Technology industry, Accounting and Sales roles with these three classifications posting the most job ads in the busy city,” adds Ms Faulding.


“These results certainly show our job market isn’t stagnant and opportunities for employment are certainly there. We currently have over 16,000 jobs advertised on seek.co.nz and over half of these are in the Auckland area.”


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