Election Effect #1

SEEK finds election has little impact on vacancies.

Election Effect #1

Australia & New Zealand

Data from SEEK says there were 11.1 per cent more new job ads on SEEK this August than 12 months ago. Janet Faulding, general manager for SEEK New Zealand, said the approaching General Election did not deter hirers from advertising jobs on SEEK this August.

“Our latest SEEK job ad data points to a growing New Zealand labour market with more opportunities on SEEK for Kiwis this August than the same period last year,” said Faulding. “While off a low base, the industries that enjoyed the largest advertising growth on SEEK across New Zealand this August were mining, resources and energy [up 53 per cent year on year (y/y)] and farming, animal and conservation [up 46 per cent y/y],” Faulding added.

The most sought-after mining, resources and energy professionals, and their average advertised annual salaries on SEEK were:

  • Power Generation & Distribution, $86,69
  • Mining Operations, $90,347

While the most in-demand farming, animal and conservation workers, and their average advertised annual salaries on SEEK were:

  • Horticulture, $66,683
  • Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare, $70,195

“Across New Zealand, the industries that had the most job opportunities on SEEK this August were information and communication technology [up one per cent y/y], trades and services [up 19 per cent y/y] and manufacturing, transport and logistics [up 30 per cent y/y],” revealed Faulding.


Of the major regions this August, Wellington notched up the strongest growth in job ads on SEEK, up 15.4 per cent y/y. Fuelling this uplift were the following industries - information and communication technology [up seven per cent y/y], administration and office support [up nine per cent y/y] and government and defence [up nine per cent y/y].

“The Canterbury labour market has been recovering steadily since March this year, with advertising on SEEK up 9.2 per cent y/y this August. Trades and services and manufacturing, transport and logistics remain the top advertising industries, up 8 per cent y/y and 30 per cent y/y respectively.

“Advertising trends continue to be very positive in Auckland, up 5.9 per cent y/y this August. Information & Communication Technology sector continues to offer the most job opportunities on SEEK across the region,” Faulding said.



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