27th Oct 2010, 9:15am
Jobs online shows that in the three months to the end of August 2010 the number of advertised skilled jobs increased by 7.7%. Total advertisements increased by 7.4.%.
Advertised skilled jobs increased across all regions and across all major occupational groups. The strongest growth was seen in Christchuch (up 10.1%) followed by Auckland (up 7.9%).
The number of job vacancies has increased consistently since June 2009, when they were at their lowest point due to the recession.
4th Oct 2010, 1:24pm
An online system has been introduced to help employers check if job applicants are entitled to work in New Zealand. The system is called VisaView and you can find out how to register at www.immigration.govt.nz/community/stream/visaview/
Once registered, you’ll be able to check a prospective employee’s entitlement to work simply by providing information such as a passport number and the last name of the applicant. VisaView will check against the Department of Labour’s database and in most cases provide the employer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer, together with any specific work conditions that may apply. VisaView is free to use and will provide a real-time response in the majority of cases.
VisaView also maintains a history of enquiries you’ve made, which will be a useful way for employers to demonstrate due diligence in relation to compliance with requirements of the Immigration Act 2009, which comes into effect on 29 November 2010.