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

 

Xero doubles employees, seeks 100 more

Xero doubles employees, seeks 100 more

By Hannah Lynch

Aug 31 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting platform provider, has doubled its employees, hiring 128 new staff in the calendar year and is seeking 100 more.

The Wellington-based company currently has 267 employees and is It's looking to add more in its Wellington and Auckland offices before April next year.

“Emerging global companies like Xero are opening up new types of career options for New Zealanders," general manager human resources Natasha Hubbard said. “Software testing is becoming a valued and well-paid new career option."

“Customer care roles for computer software have also evolved into prestigious careers and help staff become product experts and responsible for building lifetime relationships with customers all over the world," she said.

In Wellington, the decline in public sector jobs has contributed to the capital's rising unemployment rate. The local economy is instead focusing on attracting and retaining innovative businesses, investing in infrastructure, manufacturing and information technology.

Shares in Xero last traded at $4.45 and the stock has gained about 58 percent this year. Xero joined the NZX 50 in June alongside Diligent Board Member Services, replacing GPS-components maker Rakon and building supplies manufacturer Steel & Tube.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Reserve Bank: RBNZ To Implement $30bn Large Scale Asset Purchase Programme Of NZ Govt Bonds

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to implement a Large Scale Asset Purchase programme (LSAP) of New Zealand government bonds. The negative economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak have continued to intensify. The Committee ... More>>

ALSO:

Elevate NZ: Venture Fund To Lift Productivity

The Government’s new $300 million venture capital fund - announced in last year’s Budget – is now open for business as the Elevate NZ Venture Fund. Finance Minister Grant Robertson says lifting New Zealand's productivity requires well-functioning ... More>>

ALSO:


COVID-19: Case Confirmed In NZ – Expert Reaction

After spreading across the globe for months, the first case of COVID-19 has been reported in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health says the risk of a community outbreak is low, due to their preparedness and the high awareness of the disease. The Science ... More>>

ALSO:

Agriculture: New Legislation To Boost Organics

New organics legislation will boost consumer confidence and help grow an innovative sector, says Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor. “The Organics Product Bill, introduced to Parliament this week, aims to increase consumer confidence when purchasing ... More>>

ALSO:

Biodiversity Policy: Misinformation Circulating

Forest & Bird is concerned at misinformation circulating regarding a policy statement aimed at protecting New Zealand’s unique biodiversity. The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity is being consulted on by the ... More>>

ALSO: