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There may now be more of a rat race for employers, than workers.
Seek job listings are up 35 percent year-on-year, with applications down 36 percent over the past two years.
Vacancies in retail have skyrocketed by 65 percent, healthcare 56 percent and 54 percent in manufacturing, transport and logistics.
Seek New Zealand Manager Rob Clark told Tim Dower for employers it's becoming a game of who has the best offer.
“Salaries and wages, but more importantly, all the other benefits that come with that, flexibility of working et cetera are really top of mind for candidates at the moment.”