High priority employment sectors are ICT, engineering, business and finance, health and construction.
Wellington is a city of tourists, students and public servants, and is also the gateway to the Kapitit Coast and to the Southern Wairarapa district.
International students enjoy the mix of high quality education and a cosmopolitan culture that promotes cafe dining and a focus on high quality entertainment.
With 10.7 per cent of New Zealand’s population in the year ending June 2018, the region provided 11.5 per cent of national employment and contributed 13 per cent of national GDP.
[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].
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Wellington residents enjoy high-quality cafes and cosmopolitan culture, so hospitality and entertainment are key industries for seasonal and casual work in urban areas.
In the satellite regions of Kapiti and Wairarapa vineyards, orchards and market gardens all provide casual and seasonal work opportunities.
Trade Me Jobs - lists a large number of jobs in Wellington.
Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.
New Kiwis - an online programme connecting skilled job seekers (local and global) with New Zealand employers.
Work and Income - jobs available in Wellington for Job Seekers.
careers.govt.nz - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.
Govt.nz- lists jobs available in government.
Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.
The Dominion Post
The Hutt News
The Kapi-Mana News
The Wairarapa Times-Age
Job Search Connect (Business Central) - Supports newcomer job searchers into sustainable employment that matches their field of expertise or interest.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit.
Multicultural Learning and Support Services (MCLaSS) - offers employment and language services for refugees and migrants whose first language is not English.
Work Talk | English Language Partners - an intensive, four-week course for confident users of English. Here, you will learn how to prepare your CV, approach employers, and practice for job interviews.
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency - the economic development agency for the Wellington region.
Chambers of Commerce support local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities:
Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
Porirua Chamber of Commerce
Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce
Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce
Venus Network- a business network for women
Pacific Business Trust - Assists Pacific Island business owners take advantage of opportunities available. Helps with financial advice, networks, etc.
Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.
Volunteering Wellington matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.
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