Expanding to Oceania, Increasing Our Unrivaled Global Coverage
The Network’s global footprint just became a little bit larger.
We are very excited to announce a new member in New Zealand – Trade Me Jobs.
Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, with offerings across Jobs, Real Estate and Motors. It has over 1.8 million active members every month. The core idea of Trade Me is simple: to connect people and businesses, and provide them with the information and tools they need to undertake a transaction. And they do it so well.
Trade Me Jobs offers a range of product solutions to meet advertising needs.
- Trade Me Jobs is accessible to candidates via desktop and 4 apps across iOS and Android
- Trade Me was rated the 3rd most influential Kiwi brand
- Over 1 million passive job hunters are reached through the monthly Job Hunter newsletter
- 64 million job alert emails are delivered every month to job hunters
- 53,000 people are searching for a new job each day
As for the labor market, according to the New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) December 2017 report, employment keeps pace with population growth, and New Zealand’s employment rate remains at an all-time high of 67.8 per cent. This rate is high by international standards: only Switzerland and Sweden employ a greater percentage of their working-age population.
However, businesses report increasing difficulties in finding labor. A net 49% of businesses had trouble finding skilled labor and 31% of businesses had trouble finding unskilled labor. These difficulties have been steadily increasing since 2009. In the Ministry’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, 20% of businesses reported that labor was the single factor most limiting their ability to increase turnover. That percentage rises to 39% among builders.
MBIE forecasts total employment growth of 153,000 over the next couple of years to 2020. Business services will make the biggest contribution to this growth, followed by construction and utilities and health care and social assistance. Growth will be strongest for highly-skilled occupations, particularly business and system analysts and programmers; legal professionals; ICT managers; architects, planners and surveyors; and advertising, PR and sales managers. For lower skilled workers, opportunities will be strongest for office and practice managers; prison and security officers; contract, program and project administrators; drivers and construction and mining laborers.
The Network’s entry into New Zealand gives us a new presence in Oceania, and it aims to help our partners and their local, regional and multinational customers conduct recruitment initiatives with one of the most globalized economies in the world.
In the end, New Zealand is often ranked the world’s number 1 in many categories. Most recently, the World Economic Forum (HSBC Annual Expat Explorer Report) listed it as one of the best countries for expats to live and work in.
Please join us in welcoming Trade Me Jobs to The Network.