|From left to right; Duncan Cooke, Martin Walker, Stuart Gill, Alison Gill, Donna Masters, Suzanne Peden and Amanda Stringer)
Round up of Seek Data 2020
This issue we are featuring a round up for 2020 in the Health and Safety sector and whilst focussed on Health and Safety, the same trends are seen in all job groups and families across the employment market as a whole.
No surprises that this year has seen higher numbers of people available for work because of displacements and restructures due to Covid.
The first half of the year was an exceptionally unsettled market for safety professionals as despite employers knowing they needed to keep employees and their undertaking safe, smaller businesses faced the financial pinch and a higher than normal number of people found themselves out of work and looking for new employment.
Ordinarily the contracting market would be expected to pick up these needs as a flexible workforce solution within business. However, lack of any business confidence basically meant that NZ went to ground for 4 months and waited for signs of certainty and economic recovery. It goes without saying, that it has been a really tough year for all.
From October, we saw shortages once again appear in the Wellington Region and the top of the South Island (mainly Government ) and in the last active quarter shortages are appearing within the construction industry nationwide as the country gets back to building and rebuilding NZ’s infrastructure.
Coming into December, businesses are gearing up for the new challenges for 2021 and we are actively encouraging clients to join our Christmas Campaign as whilst New Zealand closes its doors for a 3 week spell, this is an ideal time for people to look at opportunities for career and growth in 2021.
For more detailed sector information or additional data to support your recruitment drives, please call Alison Gill, Managing Director on 09 424 8367.
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