Working in Hamilton


The city of Hamilton, located in the Waikato region, is one of the largest New Zealand cities. Its economy is diversified and experiencing rapid development...

Located in the Waikato region, more than a hundred kilometers from Auckland, Hamilton is a developing city. It is the 7th largest city in the country with more than 180,000 inhabitants. It has a great potential which attracts more and more tourists and expatriates worldwide. This is essentially due to its economic prosperity at different levels as well as its numerous attractions.

If you want to settle there, finding a job should not be difficult. Hamilton's labor market is very open to expatriates with experience and skills in the predominant areas.


Hamilton's main source of revenue is the dairy industry which is the largest milk producing area of New Zealand. In addition, sectors such as industry, manufacturing and retail, as well as health services, agricultural trade, etc., also boost the city's economy.

Education and research are also considered as the city's economic pillars through the University of Waikato and the Waikato Institute of Technology that promote research and innovation in various fields.

Moreover, the city hosts many international companies such as aircraft, trailer boats, electric fences and security systems manufacturers, etc. The real estate market and the construction sector also make an important contribution to Hamilton's economy, as well as shopping centers and other businesses.

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You can find a job in various sectors, namely food, research, industrial, automotive and marine manufacturing, agriculture, health, among others. You must have some knowledge on the needs of the labor market and possess the required skills. You can also apply in the field of education, or even in the financial sector which has been developing over the years.

To find a job, check the classified ads in local newspapers or job websites. A recruitment agency and word-of-mouth may also help you if you're already there.

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