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Hospitality Industry Serves Up 100 More Jobs


13th August 2013

Hospitality Industry Serves Up 100 More Jobs

Jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector across the country are up 13% from July 2012, shows data released by today.

“July is always a busy time for hospitality recruitment on SEEK as businesses begin the seasonal recruitment drive for staff required to help see them through the busy Christmas and summer period,” explains Janet Faulding, General Manager SEEK New Zealand.

“July 2013 is no exception with more jobs listed in hospitality and tourism than in any other month so far this year. Our data certainly supports figures provided in the third annual Hospitality Report, released last month, which showed projected increases in sales, total number of outlets and the number of employees in 2013,” she adds.

With Auckland playing host to roughly half of the country’s advertised hospitality roles, strong growth in the region is driving this national increase. Vacancies for hospitality and tourism roles in New Zealand’s largest labour market jumped 25% year on year and this July there were over 450 opportunities advertised in the region on

Chefs are in highest demand in Auckland with roles for those who can cook making up one quarter of all advertised roles. Wait staff roles have grown significantly, now up 47% from July 2012, while hospitality management roles are up 12% in the same timeframe.

“The hospitality sector enjoyed a huge boom around the Rugby World Cup and new restaurants, bars and cafes continue to pop up all over the city, driving demand for hospitality professionals,” says Ms Faulding. 

“What’s more, as consumer confidence increases, people are getting out and spending more. This is evident in neighbourhood bars and restaurants where strong sales growth has led to a need for more staff.”

Jobs on the whole were up across the country last month, echoing the growth seen in the hospitality sector. Nationally, 1,200 more jobs were advertised across the board than in July 2012.


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