Blog

Blog Categories

Tourism is booming. Every year, New Zealand’s international visitor numbers keep increasing , creating more demand for the industry. It’s forecasted that by 2025 there will 36,000 new tourism jobs across the country – and Queenstown represents a huge portion of this figure! Go with Tourism is a custom-built, innovative solution to address this challenge head on. The online platform, dubbed “Tinder for...
JobFix is locally owned and operated by the team at Queenstown Media Group. JobFix is Queenstown's leading recruitment jobs board , meeting the needs of Jobseekers and Employers in all lines of business. While its focused on the Queenstown Lakes District it reaches nationally offering the largest number of open positions in the region. Pricing There are three tiers of job placement offers  The Basic package is...
The Queenstown Trails Trust has launched their Corporate Gift Memberships in time for Christmas and they want you to spread the feel good vibes this festive season. More and more businesses want to practice their corporate social responsibility, so the Queenstown Trails Trust has come up with a meaningful gift that can benefit not only your team, but the wider community. A $5,000 donation will entitle your organisation with a Corporate...
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 JobFix has consistently delivered over the...
Summary The October JobFix advertisement index rose 15%  above last year. The number of open roles rose 12%. All sectors are struggling to find candidates in an increasingly competitive market.   Construction and Accommodation led the surge in growth with the highest increase  in advertised positions.  The market is headed into the critical summer period desperately trying to find staff. 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...