New Zealand has reported an unexpected drop in unemployment and a raise in wages. The news may rule out further central bank rate cuts and is starting talk that monetary tightening may come sooner than later. According to Statistics New Zealand, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined to 4.9 percent in the last quarter of […]
New Zealand had close to 47 local productions in various filming and production phases when the pandemic reached the country. As the country took control and managed to eliminate community transmission of the virus, film productions resumed by summer. Avatar was one of the first projects to start up again and by September, Avatar 2 […]
A top job ad website in New Zealand has seen the largest number of ads since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even the hardest hit sector, hospitality and tourism, saw a 45 percent increase in the number of open jobs from July to September. Job openings with the largest increase were in the advertising, […]
New Zealand loosened the criteria for skilled workers coming from overseas. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi reported immigration instructions had changed for business owners requesting a border exception for workers under “the other critical worker” category. The previous rule said a person had to have experience, along with technical or specialist skills that were not able […]
Following an unprecedented worldwide recruitment campaign, over 13,000 skilled workers have applied for construction positions in New Zealand.