New job ads up ahead of silly season

Christmas Shopping madness at Bayfair. Photo / File
Christmas Shopping madness at Bayfair. Photo / File

Job advertisements have risen by 6.5 per cent this September compared to the same period last year according to online advertiser SEEK.

The increase comes from primarily from the seasonal hiring in hospitality, tourism and the retail sector as summer shoppers and holiday seekers wind down for the year.

"Our SEEK data has shown that September is the peak hiring month of the year for the Hospitality & Tourism and Retail industries," said SEEK general manager Janet Faulding.

"When we analysed our SEEK job ad data for all the Hospitality & Tourism and Retail industries, over a three year period, on average 10.2 per cent of those job ads for the Hospitality & Tourism sector and 9.6 per cent of the total job ads for Retail & Consumer Products industry fell in September.

"We know that in September businesses are gearing up for the festive shopping and Summer holiday season. They are advertising on SEEK now to get the employees they need to service the busy period. It's a great time for job seekers to be looking onsite."

- NZ Herald

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