Having spent the last 5 years giving airtime to anybody willing to stand up and say “where are the jobs Mr Key” the broadcast wing of the Labour Party have discovered that in fact there are lots of jobs.
New Zealand is seeing a swell in the number of foreign call centres that are setting up customer service bases here.
Among them are many Australian companies, who are choosing New Zealand over their own cities and other cheaper Asian nations because of better business conditions and similar accents.
“New Zealand is about 25 to 30% cheaper than operating in Australia,” says Telnet Services spokesperson Simon Bocking.
“That’s primarily as a result of our lower salaries, lower tax rate, lower rental and utility costs and also the flexibility of our workforce.”
And while the development is proving positive for the employment sector, providing thousands of jobs, some unions are criticising the development.Â Read more »