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Business Confidence in the Wakatipu is expected to deteriorate significantly in the next three months according to the results of a recent survey of 241 local businesses on business sentiment, economy and key indicators of business success.  83% of all Wakatipu businesses, rising to 93% of tourism & hospitality businesses, expect the region’s economic situation to deteriorate in the next three months, with almost a third of...
Capitalizing on the red hot Southern Lakes property markets Queenstown Media Group will be publishing two seasonal editions of Building Dreams 2021 – Autumn and Spring  Early Bird discounts now available. For more information and to reserve your space, contact us today: Kylee (027 044 2968 - Kylee@qmg.co.nz) Cat (027 777 2785 - Cat@qmg.co.nz )   Ten reasons to be in Building Dreams 2021...
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Westpac NZ, are offering free, individual, memberships to businesspeople who have been made redundant due to Covid-19. The free, 12-month membership, called WeAreCommunity, is aimed at managers, team leaders and supervisors who are committed to remaining in Queenstown and who would like to stay connected to the business community. Members are able to take advantage of attending the...
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is hosting a free Migrant Connect session for anyone interested in knowing more about working in the Queenstown Lakes district. Migrant Connect runs from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm on Thursday 26 November in the Supper Room at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Those attending will learn more about employment rights and responsibilities, employer responsibilities, how to deal with problems in the workplace and a...
Need staff or need a job? Get along to the Central Lakes Jobs Fair, Thurs 26th November, at the Memorial Centre. Many local businesses are reporting staff shortages leading into the busy summer season. To help match job-seekers to employers directly, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be hosting a Jobs Fair in Queenstown. This will be similar to the recent ‘Jobbortunities’ event, but with a larger...
The number of open positions in October grew 15% from September according to the latest JobFix survey numbers. While still behind last year by just shy of 60%, the jobs market has rebounded significantly over the last couple of months. The inability of local businesses to find staff and especially NZ staff is in stark contrast to predictions made about a significant rise in unemployment across the region. Source JobFix The...
That was the question that faced political financial heavyweights at the high-spirited ASB Great Debate in Queenstown last night, hosted by Queenstown Chamber of Commerce.  Labour's finance minister Grant Robertson, National finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith, Greens co-leader James Shaw, NZ First minister Fletcher Tabuteau, and Act New Zealand leader David Seymour were all in town to state their case. Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult,...
It was with great trepidation that we asked local businesses to tell us how they were traveling in a recent JobFix Survey. Local business is what drives our town. How the local business community feels affects us all. At the time the survey was due to be conducted, Auckland had just been locked back down unexpectedly, severely impacting local business. If the results were ugly, we were all looking at a tough few months. So, we gulped and...
The number of open jobs advertised is steadily rising again with August recording a total of 169 open roles. This is an additional 28 jobs than in July and up 41 jobs from June. To put that in context that’s up 19% and 32% respectively. It goes without saying that’s a world away from the 760 roles JobFix was advertising this time last year. There are also two broad sectors that are not seeing any let up in open roles. Firstly,...