Best places to find a job in New Zealand in 2018

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Otago is the best place to find a job in New Zealand in 2018, according to research by jobs website Adzuna.

Adzuna.co.nz, a new jobs website with 15,000 live vacancies in New Zealand, compared the number of jobseekers in each area to the total positions being advertised in that location.

The results highlighted the easiest and toughest places in New Zealand to find a new job in the New Year.

The results revealed Otago is the best place in New Zealand to find a job with just 6 job seekers vying for a single vacancy, followed by Wellington and Auckland at 7 and 9.6 respectively.

The most competitive place to find a job in New Zealand is Gisborne, with a staggering 29 jobseekers competing for a single role.

With unemployment at its lowest levels in eight years (4.8%), Adzuna New Zealand CEO Raife Watson expects job vacancies to increase steadily in 2018.

"The fastest growing industry on Adzuna NZ in terms of job vacancies is in trades and construction, which makes up 16 per cent of total jobs Adzuna.co.nz"

"We already have more than 15,000 live job vacancies on our site and expect this number to increase steadily on the back of a strong New Zealand labour market."

Adzuna is an innovative jobs website that pulls thousands of job vacancies from different online sources to present them on a single, easy to search website.

The website officially launched today in New Zealand and also provides free access to labour market trends, such as tracking salary for particular roles and regions, as well as the top companies looking to hire.

Raife Watson says, "We are committed to improving the job search experience for New Zealanders, by arming jobseekers with as much information as possible to find the perfect job.’


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