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The Labour Report – Now and in the future

Most jobs in the last 5 years were created in:

  • Construction
  • Administration
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

When we look at subjects Western Bay school leavers are going on to study in higher education, there are significant gaps when compared to our current and future growth:

  • Education
  • IT
  • Agriculture
  • Health

Competition for talent

The Western Bay is currently facing a skills and talent mismatch across most of our key employment sectors. We are hearing about pressures on market salaries across multiple sectors locally in the competition for talent.

There is demand for people at all stages, with current university students in demand for internship opportunities. In some cases there have not been enough students to meet demand from local employers.

Future proofing our workforce

Priority One’s Future of Work campaign aims to ensure the Western Bay’s current and future workforce is equipped to adapt and fill predicted labour shortages.

It is projected the Western Bay will create 25,000 new jobs by 2038 and a staggering 40,000 new jobs by 2050.

The campaign focuses on showing young people that Tauranga Moana is a great place to have a fulfilling career now and in the future.

Tauranga job perks on offer as market heats up

We are hearing about pressures on market salaries across multiple sectors locally in the war for talent.

It is currently a candidate led market, and traditional recruitment methods are not necessarily working as well as they used to.

The Labour Report has been provided courtesy of Priority One / Ara Rau Pathways to Work

The future of work

According to Priority One’s recent Future of Work information the Western Bay of Plenty will create 25,000 new jobs by 2038 and a staggering 40,000 by 2050.

The thrust of their message, ‘You don’t have to leave your own backyard to have an amazing future – Tauranga Moana is the perfect place to have a fulfilling career, now and in the future’.

Read: Priority One Optimistic for the year ahead

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