Seek reports record number of vacancies
Job website Seek recorded the highest number of jobs it had ever advertised in March. Advertisements were up by 55 per cent in March 2021 when compared to the same month last year. Janet Faulding, Seek NZ general manager, said the growth in job ads showed howfar the nation had come since the beginning of the pandemic. Canterbury led the regions in job vacancy growth, with a 60 per cent increase year-on-year, while Wellington had a 55 per cent growth in listed vacancies and Auckland increased by 44 per cent. Industrieswith the highest job ad growthmonth-on-month by volume were information and communication technology, up 13 per cent, retail and consumer products, up 29 per cent, and trades and services, up 13 per cent. The number of hospitality vacancies increased 32.5 per cent compared with February. Every region had increases in job ads month-on-month and year-on-year, Faulding said.