Grace New Zealand Blog

If you’re looking to move overseas for work, then New Zealand is the answer.

The Dominion Post has reported that hundreds more call-centre jobs are about to land in Wellington after the city brokered a deal with Australian firm CallActive.

The deal will bring between 300 and 500 jobs to the city, with the number possibly growing to as many as 2000 in the next few years.

According to the newspaper, the deal “comes hot on the heels of ANZ’s decision to create an extra 70 jobs at its call centre in Wellington, and the announcement earlier in the year that Contact Call Centres Australia will open a 100-strong office in the city in July.

Cloud software company Xero also plans to take on 150 more staff at its headquarters in Wellington this year, adding to its existing staff of 210.

However, it’s not just Australian companies who are discovering the advantages of working in New Zealand. Re:locate Magazine claims when one of the UK’s leading providers of telephone answering services found it was having trouble getting staff to work night shifts, it came up with a novel solution, it sent them to New Zealand.

Taking advantage of the 12-hour time difference between the UK and New Zealand, staff from Moneypenny, in Wrexham, Wales, are now working out of offices in Auckland, covering for their colleagues back home after they clock off at 20.00 British Summer Time. The company is rostering staff on for four days on and four days off to enable them to travel and see the country.

With more and more companies moving to New Zealand, the country has managed to avoid the high unemployment rates plaguing Europe. In fact, the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index report claims employment rates in New Zealand are among the best in the world. Close to 73 per cent of the working-age population has a paid job, significantly higher than the OECD average of 66 per cent. Furthermore, the percentage of the labour force that has been unemployed for a year or longer is 0.6 per cent, lower than the OECD average of 3.1 per cent.

If you’re looking for a job and a better life, why not consider moving to New Zealand. Grace Removals can relocate you to New Zealand from anywhere in the world, including neighbouring Australia. We not only guarantee all your belongings will arrive safely, we also provide mobility services to help you and your family settle quickly and easily into the New Zealand way of life