As gridlock grips Tauranga there is no denying the population has continued to skyrocket over recent years. This has rolled in favour of employers who can pick and choose from an extensive line up of candidates as more people scramble for a job. But what does that mean for employees? Reporter Leah Tebbutt finds out why almost 7000 people are underemployed.

Nearly 7000 people in the Bay of Plenty would like to increase their hours of work or are overqualified for their job, new figures show.

The issue is particularly pronounced in Tauranga. Some people in the city were taking

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