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JobFix is over 2 years young and has become Queenstown’s local premier online local jobs board. With the support of Queenstown Media Group team and the flagship publication, Lakes Weekly, JobFix is posting in excess of 100 jobs a week and in busy times double that. JobFix has to compete with the national big boys predominantly Seek and Trade Me. Increasingly local businesses spend a lot of time on JobFix in an increasingly tight...
While it’s a complex employment market currently many businesses continue to see great responses from the powerful combination of Lakes Weekly and JobFix. Gerald from Remarkable Cleaning has been using LWB and other avenues to find cleaners for his business. His testimony: When he advertises with the Lakes Weekly Bulletin he is guaranteed to get a result and it's consistently over the years, his response rate from...
Summary The October JobFix advertisement index rose 15% above the same time last year. The number of roles rose month on month 12%. All sectors, aside Govt, all grew strongly. Construction and Accommodation were the two showing the strongest growth at 35% and 17% respectively above Sept. As the market reaches the critical summer period the jobs market is also reaching peak employment and finding staff becomes...
Seven Top tips to writing a really good job ad   Use an outstanding job title. This is the most important part of your job ad. When you write your title, include the name of the position and the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant.   Add an emotive introduction. This is one paragraph that gives three to five details applicants will find most exciting about the...
  Startup Weekend Queenstown is an amazing way to learn how to effectively launch a business. The 54-hour event kicks off this Friday (18-20 Oct). Anyone can attend who's interested in learning the skills relevant to launching a new business or product. No entrepreneurship or startup experience required. Jobfix Readers OFFER: save $75 off Startup Weekend! Save $75 off a last-minute ticket. Use discount code "JOBFIX" to...
Only three weeks until the Vodafone Queenstown Chamber Innovation Summit 2019. If your business is looking to innovate - whether you are new or established, then this is the event for you! This exceptional line up of national and local business leaders will share their inspiration, innovation insights and business tips in an entertaining format.    Taste of the Speakers: Hamish Carter, Olympic Gold Medalist...
Without the tourism sector, the Queenstown employment market would be in decline.  Overall the September job market was good news for job seekers with 968 open positions being advertised across the month. The number of open roles rose 5% last September and was the strongest month of the year by a long way. September was a standout and grew significantly even when compared with the month prior, growing 25% in August as the market...
Transport The fourth meeting to discuss the need for Wakatipu to develop and implement a travel demand management plan (TDMP) was held on Tuesday this week. The consultants employed by NZTA to write a TDMP have concluded their report and recommendations. This has not yet been published but will be made available for review in due course. NZTA management is now considering whether it is appropriate for full or partial implementation...
Next Wednesday, 18 September from 9 a.m. to noon, WWIN (Wanaka & Wakatipu Investment Network) and Startup Queenstown Lakes will host the Angel Association of New Zealand for their Angel Investing 101 course. The session will be led by Auckland-based investor Ken Erskine at the Sherwood Queenstown. The course will help learn the basics of becoming an angel investor and having an appreciation for the risk profile and mechanics of angel...
International Tourism numbers are facing a slowdown as global instability impacts. With International events driving uncertainty especially the Trade War between the US and China, Hong Kong unrest and Brexit are playing into the global economic fears, New Zealand is on the receiving end in the form of a slow down in international visitor arrivals. While QAC is reporting growth in international numbers this is predominantly Australian...
Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon - Race day Saturday 16 November 2019 #MEDALPERKS We’re inviting local Queenstown to work with the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon and celebrate the 11,000 runners by offering specials across the event weekend. To redeem the offers, runners need to flash their medals at your store. All #MedalPerk deals should reward runners’ achievements such as a free...
There will be two sections to the pre-election debate evening with a 'Q & A session for the Wakatipu candidates' from 5:30-6:30pm followed by a 'Mayoral debate' from 7-8pm.   Questions about local issues will be posed to the candidates on the night and members and guests are welcome to ask their questions from the floor. We look forward to seeing you all at the Debate for what promises to be an informative and...