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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 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...
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...
After seven months of negative growth, August changed direction and delivered an 18% increase in job openings. The strongest growth came in the Food and Beverage and Accommodation sectors which jumped 35% where finding staff just got significantly harder. F&B and Accommodation always make up the largest share of job roles available but this month the increase saw it climb from 50% of all the job openings to 57%. The tourism sector...
July was another slow month for job postings which was good news for employers who were looking for staff. Qualified candidate applications from advertised job postings were well above normal with a number of employers reporting the best candidate results in years. Overall the number of job openings was behind 2018 by 20%. 492 roles were advertised in July this year as against 593 in 2018.  Lower job numbers were partly because...
You asked - we listened.  Thanks to the feedback from our customers, we are happy to announce an extension to the expiry of the Standard and Executive packages on the JobFix website. When purchasing one of our job listing products , you may have noticed that that different options available allow you to post a varying number of jobs. These 'Job Posts', or credits, have to be used within a certain period of time or else they...
JobFix is adding its search capability and jobs to the Queenstown App as of late July. Queenstown Media Group, who promote and manage JobFix and The Queenstown App, have relaunched the Queenstown App on an entirely new platform this month. Moving to a new and local platform provides significantly enhanced opportunities for advertisers with improved navigation, increased speed of content delivery, and new content options that enable job...
Most employers continued to wait for winter to get underway throughout June and as a result, remained with the employment finger firmly on the pause button. Mild conditions and the lack of decent natural snow has reduced the number of winter visitors with cancellations and vacancy signs an unusual new feature this season. This has fed through to the hiring decisions and fewer vacancies advertised this June. Once again open positions...
It was another quiet month during May on the job front for Queenstown as JobFix Job Vacancy numbers continue to highlight the reduction in job vacancies compared with last year and the decline month on month. Generally, at this time of the year, many employers wait for the green light that the ski season is definitively underway before pressing the button on employing staff so the very mild weather conditions over the past couple of...
The release of the JobFix Job Vacancy numbers confirms what many businesses in Queenstown already know, the market has slowed significantly. The upside for employers is that a significant number of quality candidates are applying for most roles, which is a big turnaround from 4 months ago when finding any candidate was a good outcome. Since the start of the year, the total number of jobs advertised in the local region has declined...
JobFix is 18 months young and in that short time has become one of the top job boards for people seeking Jobs in Queenstown. With the support of The Lakes Weekly team, we frequently see 100's of new jobs posted each month, and during busy periods, we see that many in a week! But it hasn't been easy. JobFix has to compete with the national big boys, predominantly Seek and Trade Me, a ' David and Goliath ' story in the fight for...