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Three quarters of Kiwis want new jobs

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/07/2016

Three in four Kiwis are on the hunt for a new job after reassessing their lives and careers over summer.

The number of job hunters is up more than 20 per cent on the first half of the year, the latest Hudson jobs report revealed on Tuesday.

If people are reconsidering their jobs over the holidays they either pull the pin straight away or stick it out for a few more months, Hudson New Zealand general manager Roman Rogers says.

"If they get to the half-year mark and nothing's changed, then they look to move on," he said.

The good news for those job hunters is that employers are looking to hire in all sectors and hiring intentions remain steady.

Christchurch is a standout, where one in three employers are looking to add permanent staff.

While employers and employees are both aware of the need for innovation and adaptability, there has been an increase in the number of staff who feel pressured to learn more skills or improve existing skills.

Only half those people feel their employer truly helps them meet those skills, while just 50 per cent of employers feel their team has the right skills to deliver in future.

Given the number of people looking for new jobs, Mr Rogers said those figures should sound alarm bells.

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