Online-posted jobs for solicitors on the rise

by Sol Dolor03 Feb 2017

There was an increase in job postings online for solicitors in New Zealand for the year ending 31 December 2016, according to data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

According to the report, there were 2% more jobs posted online for solicitors during the period compared to the same interval in 2014-15. The report comes after a similar study revealed an 18% drop in online-posted solicitor jobs for the 12 months ending 31 October 2016.

Moreover, jobs posted online for the other legal category used by the MBIE – “judicial and other legal professionals” – also increased for the year ending 31 December 2016. For the period, the study reveals a 23% increase, compared to the 16% increase observed between the October 2015 and October 2016 quarters.

The MBIE lumps together legal with the accounting, human resources and administration sectors for its industry group list. The group experienced a 6.8% annual change, beating only the information technology industry group, which experienced a contraction of 6.2% for the period.

The MBIE report looks at changes to the number of advertisements listed on SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette.


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