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Hundreds of jobs are waiting to be filled in Gisborne, as new data shows the region is one of the top places to find work.

Analysis of job vacancies posted on the Trade Me website shows Gisborne experienced the nation’s third highest increase in vacancies.

“The North Island saw some phenomenal growth in the last quarter of the year,” Trade Me Jobs’ Anna Miles said.

“Job listings in Taranaki led the pack after a 30 percent increase on 2017, along with Hawke’s Bay which was up 22.8 percent while vacancies in Gisborne rose 20.3 percent. This continues recent trends where the regions continue to outperform the main centres.”

Ms Miles said that looking ahead, things also looked good for job seekers.

“January and February are the biggest months for job hunters as thousands of Kiwis head back to work and decide to kick off the New Year with a new role.”

Ms Miles said those looking for their next step will be pleased to know it’s a good time to be looking.

“With the average number of job applications down across the country, an increase in wages and more job listings, it’s a job hunter’s market.”

Data from the Gisborne Herald’s classified advertisements back up Trade Me’s claims.

Over the past three months of last year job advertisements rose 40 percent in October (compared to October 2017). That was followed by a 3 percent rise in November, with December’s job vacancies rising another 14 percent.

In total, about 176 situations vacant notices have been published over the last three months.

Gisborne Chamber of Commerce chief executive Terry Sheldrake said he expected the situation to continue.

“There are a significant number of employment opportunities in the Tairawhiti employment market at this time. We note diverse work from seasonal opportunities to fulltime higher paying jobs. Pre the Christmas break, when talking to business chamber members, some were very anxious regards filling gaps within their staff and teams.

“I believe this trend of the regions outperforming the major centres will continue throughout 2019”

Hundreds of jobs are waiting to be filled in Gisborne, as new data shows the region is one of the top places to find work.

Analysis of job vacancies posted on the Trade Me website shows Gisborne experienced the nation’s third highest increase in vacancies.

“The North Island saw some phenomenal growth in the last quarter of the year,” Trade Me Jobs’ Anna Miles said.

“Job listings in Taranaki led the pack after a 30 percent increase on 2017, along with Hawke’s Bay which was up 22.8 percent while vacancies in Gisborne rose 20.3 percent. This continues recent trends where the regions continue to outperform the main centres.”

Ms Miles said that looking ahead, things also looked good for job seekers.

“January and February are the biggest months for job hunters as thousands of Kiwis head back to work and decide to kick off the New Year with a new role.”

Ms Miles said those looking for their next step will be pleased to know it’s a good time to be looking.

“With the average number of job applications down across the country, an increase in wages and more job listings, it’s a job hunter’s market.”

Data from the Gisborne Herald’s classified advertisements back up Trade Me’s claims.

Over the past three months of last year job advertisements rose 40 percent in October (compared to October 2017). That was followed by a 3 percent rise in November, with December’s job vacancies rising another 14 percent.

In total, about 176 situations vacant notices have been published over the last three months.

Gisborne Chamber of Commerce chief executive Terry Sheldrake said he expected the situation to continue.

“There are a significant number of employment opportunities in the Tairawhiti employment market at this time. We note diverse work from seasonal opportunities to fulltime higher paying jobs. Pre the Christmas break, when talking to business chamber members, some were very anxious regards filling gaps within their staff and teams.

“I believe this trend of the regions outperforming the major centres will continue throughout 2019”

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