By working together, working smarter and giving it everything we’ve got, we’ve leveraged off our strong early tradition in primary industry.
In doing so we've built a strong metropolitan city and vibrant towns situated in a wide and varied regional economy.
The Waikato region has one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse economies and there is demand for skills in engineering, agriculture, management and building to meet forecast industry growth. The region also has job opportunities in education, science, research, health and other professional services. From 2017 to 2019, employment growth in the Waikato region, as measured by the number of filled jobs, was 2.9% (compared to the national growth rate of 2.4%).
The Waikato is a family-friendly region to work in. Its beautiful and diverse environment is greatly valued by residents. The Waikato offers relatively affordable housing, excellent shopping opportunities, a busy events calendar, short commute times to work and top-notch educational opportunities from early childhood to university.
A tool designed to assist in finding jobseekers and jobs in the Waikato
Waikato NxtStep is a free job-matching platform where businesses can list vacancies, and job seekers can register their skills and apply for jobs.
It's the result of a project involving Hamilton City Council's smart cities adviser Jannat Maqbool, Wintec, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and Te Waka, the regional economic development agency.
Waikato NxtStep's unique offering is giving employers the ability to look at people in the Waikato region who are looking for employment opportunities.
Employers can search for specific sets of skills as well as advertising the jobs they have available free of charge.
Job seekers are able to create a profile so that employers can review their profiles and approach them directly, or look at the opportunities available and apply for them.
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A message to our nurses in 2020
Nurses globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand are at the forefront of care this year as we celebrate the International year of the Nurse. It’s International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12 May and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, whose influence on modern nursing will always be remembered.