More than 40,000 people are employed in the Nelson Tasman region.
According to the last NZ Census (in 2013) there were 5,622 businesses with 24,940 employees in Nelson and 6,446 businesses with 18,950 employees in Tasman.
Most people are employed in primary production industries, such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fishing.
Other major employers are in the tourism and hospitality industries, service, retail and manufacturing.
Immigration New Zealand provides advice about finding work, arranging the correct visas and preparing for employment. One thing your employer and work colleagues will be looking for is the positive, ‘can do’ attitude that’s made Kiwis well-liked employees wherever they travel.
SEEK helps people find employment in New Zealand. To work in the Nelson Tasman region go to seek.co.nz and search for jobs in ‘Tasman’. You can then select either ‘Nelson’ or ‘Rest of Tasman’.