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Big rise in numbers of New Zealanders planning to look for a new job

January 8, 2013

New year, new resolution, new job

The proportion  of New Zealanders employees who say they will be looking for a new job has doubled since last year, according to a recent survey.

TV3 reports six out of ten New Zealanders surveyed recently said they will be looking for a new job in 2013. Recruitment company Randstad’s survey, of around 1,600 people, found that 60%  planned to look for a new job this year.

This time of year is traditionally busy for our career information website and Advice Line, our phone and chat careers advisory service, as people come back from holiday resolved on improving themselves, their work and their life.

But the surprising fact in the survey was the near doubling of the proportion from a year ago, when only one in three people had plans to get a new job.

Canterbury rebuild predicted to open up opportunities

Randstad director Paul Robinson credits the Canterbury rebuild for some of the renewed optimism for job hunting – and he predicts a ‘vacuum effect’ as those who leave exisiting jobs to  head south to help with the rebuild open up opportunities for others.

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