Australian IT Workers Eye Up New Zealand

Australian information technology works are increasingly searching for work in New Zealand when looking for the next step in the careers. According to a survey by recruitment company Absolute IT, there has been a 165% increase in the number of Australian-based candidates interested in New Zealand jobs between March and May, when compared with the same period last year. Director Grant Burley says the majority of these workers are New Zealanders who are looking to move home after previously shifting to Australia, but the company had also seen an increase in Australian citizens interested in the opportunities New Zealand has to offer. “The New Zealand IT industry continues to heat up, driven by the explosion of new technologies, increased business technology needs, the success of our world-leading tech businesses and the constant array of start-ups popping up each month,” said Burley. “This could be the perfect storm for New Zealand companies and job seekers to capitalise on.”

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