auckland construction

20,000 Foreign Builders to Meet Industry Shortage

Due to a shortage of local candidates, New Zealand construction companies are currently reaching out to foreign builders to meet market demand. Both private and public organisations are backing the new campaign, which encourages builders to immigrate to New Zealand to help support the growing industry. The campaign is named LookSee Build and it adopts […]

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Australia needs to prioritize housing affordability for its low-to-medium-income earners

Australia needs to prioritize Affordable Housing

According to Dr. Matthew Thomas of Social Policy and Alicia Hall, housing affordability in Australia has broadly declined since the early 1980s. The price to income ratio index shows a tremendous 78% increase between 1980 and 2015. What can be done about it? The common argument is that there simply not enough new houses being […]

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Labour Shortage in Auckland

The construction labour force is not catching up with the immense construction boom in Auckland. Contrary to the positive trend, the city’s unemployment rate is still above the national average at 6.6 percent. The robust and seemingly omnipresent building and construction activities around Auckland have generated thousands of jobs; however, the shortage is evident as […]

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