14 Aug 2012

More applicants than job ads - website

7:45 pm on 14 August 2012

Big jobs website Seek says that the labour market shifted in favour of employers this month, with applications for advertised roles growing at a faster rate than new job ads.

Seek's employment index, which measures the ratio of new job ads listed on seek.co.nz to applications received for those roles, dropped 4% in July.

Seek says this was driven by a combination of higher job application rates and a decrease in the Seek New Job Ad Index.

Fastest-growing categories in the market this month are healthcare salespeople, auditors, manufacturing supervisors, call centre managers, and writers and journalists, says the company.