19 Feb 2014

Strong rise in on-line job vacancies

5:34 pm on 19 February 2014

Online job vacancies have reached pre-recession levels, in a further sign employment is picking up.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says the strongest growth in online job vacancies in the past four-and-a-half years occurred last month.

The number of jobs advertised is now at levels seen before the 2008 recession.

The ministry's labour market and business performance manager, David Peterson, says he expects the labour market will continue to strengthen.