IT jobs booming in Tauranga

The number of jobs available in IT and banking and financial services in the Bay of Plenty has more than doubled since last year according to Trade Me, reflecting growth throughout the region.

Tauranga Tech founder and tech blogger Ben Rickard said Tauranga was a great place to set up an IT company.

He said the internet allowed most IT businesses to be based anywhere but New Zealand had the advantage of working while the rest of the world was sleeping, Tauranga offered a desirable lifestyle and was close enough to Auckland. “I think Auckland has got worse over the past decade so that’s just pushed people out to other places.”

He thought, based on the national growth in the IT sector, that the job advert increase probably reflected that growth, not just turnover of staff.  More…

Story originally published by Bay of Plenty Times, 19th July 2015.