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Stuff Reports "Unemployment down and employment up"

on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Thumbs Up, Recruitment News

Vision Manawatu also shared data suggesting Manawatu employment confidence is up!

Stuff Reports

All too often we hear doom and gloom in the economy, and that unemployment is up - NOT THIS WEEK!

This is great news as it indicates that employers are taking action and employing people in their businesses for positive growth.

Nationally Employment is UP and Unemployment is down!

The great news is - these trends appear to be a reality in our region too! 

Vision Manawatu recently shared economic data for April that supports evidence of similar economic trends. CLICK HERE to see it 

More specifically, in supprt of these figures we have seen strong employment advertising online in Manawatu:

  1. Trademejobs - has 313 vacancies on 5 May 2014
  2. Seek - has 241 vacancies on 5 May 2014

This is great news for both Manawatu Employers and our local employees - long may it continue!

And if you wondered, here at Palmerston North Personnel, we have continued to add more roles to - and we have 17 hot roles right now at 


What does this activity mean for recruitment in Manawatu?

It means the Manawatu economy is showing evidence of heading forward positively, as employers feel confident about hiring new employees. Remember - this is not national data, political rhetoric or inference these are facts!

It also means that the Manawatu Employment Market is getting more competitive and the best employees will be snapped up quickly.

And unfortunately, it also means talent shortages can quickly result locally. This means the most successful employers will be those who are already prepared to hire Top Talent quickly.

Note: I have linked to our Top Talent Pool as these are employees who are actively looking for their next opportunity right now!

You can receive our Top Talent emails too just by Clicking Here

Positive employment activity is good for us all as it helps attract fresh talent into the region but make the most of the positive trend for your business.

Try these simple strategies to be an employer of choice in a positive employment market:

  1. run professional recruitment campaigns on channels that are proven to work
  2. protect or stengthen your employment brand 
  3. watch out for Top Talent - as it moves quickly and decisively
  4. Feel free to join our Top Talent Email Feeds
  5. If you can't/don't do these yourself, use a Manawatu Recruitment Specialist who will do these for you

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