5,000 contractors on Crackerjacks!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 29th July 2010
After recording the five thousandth contractor to join their website on Thursday the 29th July, Crackerjacks.co.nz is
now New Zealand’s largest online contracting hub.
Their local contractor pool has grown from zero to five thousand in less than two years, after Crackerjacks launched in
late 2008. The main regions covered include Auckland, Waikato and Wellington.
Tony Wai, the companies Managing Director, explains that with continuing skills shortages, particularly in the IT
industry, Crackerjacks has been a popular option with employers who recruit hard to find skills. “With over five
thousand professional contractors we have a pretty good depth and range of skills on our database.”
Wai explains that even though our unemployment rate has risen in recent times and job opportunities have been anything
but plentiful, skills shortages are still a big issue for NZ business. “The problematic lack of skilled professionals
has been further compounded by the shortfall of skilled migrants entering the country this year.”
According to the EEO Trust, the immediate skills shortages we’re facing include; IT specialists, Telecommunication
technicians, Architectural draughtspersons and Auditors.
Interestingly so, on Crackerjacks the largest group of professionals registered are in the IT industry - making up 22.8%
of the database. They are followed by professionals in Accounting and Administration, making up 13.2% and 9.7% of the
database respectively. The other professions that have a strong representation include Marketing/PR, Management
Consulting, General Management and HR/Training.
To find out more about Crackerjacks visit their website – crackerjacks.co.nz
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