A job boom last month has seen the number of online vacancies
reach pre-recession levels, the Ministry of Business,
Innovation and Employment says.
The seasonally adjusted results showed that online
advertisements for skilled workers grew by 7.4 per cent in
January following a 0.1 per cent increase in December 2013.
The major contributors were the accounting, human resources,
legal and administration industries (up 16.1 per cent), along
with the construction and engineering (up 6.5 per cent)
Skilled vacancies increased in all regions, with the South
Island region (excluding Canterbury) showing the largest
increase in January at 11.8 per cent, followed by the
Auckland region (up 9.9 per cent).
Over the year to January, skilled vacancies increased by 21
per cent, while all vacancies increased by 21.8 per cent.