If you’re looking for employment opportunities overseas, New Zealand is one of the best places to be. With a thriving economy and numerous vacancies, New Zealand has always been an accommodating place for skilled migrant workers to find work.
Now, job opportunities continue to grow, especially with unemployment rates falling to the lowest it has been since 2008. This climate only makes it ideal for you to start considering on applying for a work visa in New Zealand.
Fewer Unemployed than Last Year
The latest numbers from Statistics New Zealand show that the unemployment rate decreased to 5.1 per cent during the second quarter of 2016, compared to the 6.2 per cent unemployment rate recorded during the same period last year.
In unadjusted terms, North Island regions like Auckland reported an unemployment rate of 4.7 per cent in the June 2016 quarter. These numbers have been the lowest it had been since the September 2008 quarter, when the unemployment rate was 4.1 per cent.
Numerous Industries in Need of Workers
Another study conducted by employment firm SEEK found that there were 4.8 per cent more jobs being advertised in July 2016 than during the same period last year. Most available positions were in ICT, trades and services, administration, and office support. Further breaking it down, SEEK found that the most in-demand skills for the ICT industry are developers, programmers, business systems analysts, and project managers.
SEEK New Zealand general manager Janet Faulding attributed the growth of ICT to the fact that many New Zealand companies are tapping into the overseas markets as part of their efforts to grow their business.
More Opportunities in Auckland
Job opportunities in Auckland, for instance, are aplenty. SEEK reported that job adverts in Auckland increased by 5.4 per cent year on year in July. This is due to the area having a strong property market, which thereby drove job opportunities across many professions. Among the many job adverts posted were opportunities in design and architecture, government and defence, construction, accounting, and real estate and property.
Experts foresee that the recruitment market in Auckland will continue to thrive in the future, now that more organisations are ensuring that they get employees with the right skills and experiences.
New Zealand Jobs Accelerate as Caution Urged With New Survey, Bloomberg
Job opportunities rise in New Zealand as unemployment falls, Expat Forum
Auckland seeing strongest job opportunities in New Zealand, Expat Forum