Currently the Southland region is addressing skill shortages in agriculture, forestry, building and construction, food and hospitality, meat processing, viticulture and horticulture, and civil construction.
Looking for more general employment information?
Job Listings in the Southland region
Trade Me Jobs - lists a large number of jobs in Southland.
Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.
Workhere - specifically designed to connect offshore skilled workers and Kiwi expats with New Zealand employers.
Work and Income - jobs available in Southland for Job Seekers.
Careers New Zealand - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.
Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.
Job search help
Careers NZ - offers a free service to assist with your job search and can prepare you for employment in the local labour market.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit.
New Kiwis - provides a programme linking New Zealand employers with skilled migrants living in New Zealand, or who are in the process of emigrating.
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.
Business networking organisations
Venture Southland - the economic development agency for the Southland region.
Southland Chamber of Commerce - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.
Venus Network- a business network for women
Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.
Organisations looking for volunteers often advertise positions on Seek Volunteer. Have a look to see if there is something available for you.