15 Feb 2012

Online job vacancies up

12:26 pm on 15 February 2012

Online job vacancies rose in January after a decline at the end of last year.

Figures from the Department of Labour show skilled job vacancies increased a seasonally adjusted 0.5% last month.

The number of skilled jobs in the South Island, excluding Canterbury, rose 2.3% and in the North Island, excluding Auckland and Wellington, increased 2%.

Healthcare, medical, construction and engineering industries showed the most growth in January.