Is it a good time to be looking for jobs in New Zealand? Definitely – especially if you have the right skills.

Is it a good time to be looking for jobs in New Zealand? Definitely – especially if you have the right skills.

Our job market has been strong over recent years, driven by solid economic growth of around 3% annually. Reflecting that, unemployment hit a 10 year low in 2018.

While growth in both the economy and jobs is forecast to slow a little after 2021, the government still expects the workforce will grow at 1.8% annually – meaning New Zealand will continue to need about 47,000 more workers a year into the near future.

The majority of these jobs will be in highly skilled occupations, and it’s expected most will have to be filled by people coming to New Zealand from overseas. Perhaps – people like you.

More detail about the immediate future is in the short term jobs forecast section below.

New Zealand has many job openings for specialists in sectors such as health, engineering and IT. But there are also opportunities for workers with more generalist skills, particularly in construction/trades and in business services.

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