We know the region is super busy at the moment and builders and tradespeople are in hot demand. Now we know just how busy they are. Back in August/September 2020, we undertook a survey of the Trade and Construction industry in Tairāwhiti to quantify just how busy. We found out that 50% of companies have more than 6 months work in front of them, and around 80% are actively hiring or intending to hire staff. From the survey, we also estimate that there is in the range of 60-100 jobs available in this sector at the moment.
Here is the final published report for your perusal - CLICK HERE to view the report
If we can receive ongoing support, we intend to undertake this survey every year to get a gauge on building activity in the region.
This survey was conducted in conjunction with Trust Tairawhiti. We also wish to thank Civil Project Solutions for their support and MSD for data analysis work.