The shortage of skilled workers in Otago-Southland is
starting to bite as manufacturing and service sector growth
leaves employers unable to fill some key positions.
Business confidence as Christmas approaches remains elevated
and 30% of firms are optimistic about their general
''A year of big ups and downs and very little in the way of
sideways'' is how the ASB New Zealand commodity price index
has been described over 2014.
Total job advertising in New Zealand fell slightly in
November after a 0.3% fall in the previous month, with the
surge seen earlier this year starting to flatten.
Spark has increased its focus on content with a new joint
venture with Coliseum Sports Media New Zealand as it tries to
gain a foothold in the crowded online television market.
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