The trend for online job vacancies in New Zealand fell in August, according to this paper on vacancies advertised on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs.
- The trend for online job vacancies fell in August. Online vacancies for skilled jobs fell by 0.4 per cent in August, while all vacancies grew by 0.9 per cent.
- Online ads for vacancies decreased in two industry groups. These decreases were in the construction and engineering, and sales, retail, marketing and advertising industries, down 2.3 and 0.3 per cent respectively.
- Vacancies increased in two occupation groups. The biggest month-on-month increase was for technicians and trades workers (up 0.9 per cent), and professional workers (up 0.2 per cent).
- Skilled job vacancies increased in most regions. The biggest increases were in the Otago/ Southland and Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay regions (up 2.4 and 1.4 per cent respectively).