Press Release – SEEK
The Wellington job market advertised close to 4000 jobs in February on Seek. This was a seven per cent increase on the same month a year ago.
The entire New Zealand job market continued to expand with a ten per cent increase in advertising last month, compared to February 2013.
Data from Seek, New Zealand’s largest job source, shows that over 22,000 new job ads were posted on seek.co.nz this February, compared to 20,000 for the equivalent period last year.
“We have witnessed an incredibly strong start to 2014 and these job numbers are the strongest we’ve had for over three years. The employment market is showing signs of recovery across New Zealand, driven by the main metropolitan areas of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with regional New Zealand continuing to contribute to the overall picture,” says Janet Faulding, General Manager of SEEK New Zealand.
The Auckland market boasted a total of over 11,000 positions online. This represented 50% of the roles advertised in February on seek.co.nz; a 10% increase for the same period in 2013.
Regionally, Marlborough and Gisborne returned the greatest percentage growth increasing by 72% and 47% respectively. Hawkes Bay enjoyed a 25% increase, with Northland and Bay of Plenty rising 17% and 16% respectively.