Working in Dunedin


Are you looking for a job in Dunedin? The city is experiencing rapid development and economic growth.

Dunedin is one of New Zealand's cities attracting more and more expatriates every year due to its economic development and prosperity. It is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand also the Otago region's main city. Dunedin is ranked seventh among the largest cities. It should not be difficult to find a job there if you have the required skills.


Dunedin's economy is based primarily on the fields of education and research, primary production and tourism. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounted to some 4.84 billion NZ dollars in 2012, with a positive growth rate in 2013. The city also has hydroelectric plants near the Waipori falls as well as numerous industries including those of biotechnology, food and beverage.

The education sector on its own has contributed more than NZ$350M million to the city's GDP in 2012. The primary sector and tourism have contributed up to NZ$ 351M and NZ$ 225M respectively to the city's GDP. Moreover, companies involved in information and communication technology are the major employers in the city with a GDP of nearly NZ$ 130 M in 2013.

Primary production through agriculture contributes up to NZ$ 142M. Engineering's GDP grew by 9.9% during the past year. The creativity, on its part, has generated more than 1,300 jobs during the past few years, producing a GDP of about NZ$ 48M.

Finding a job

Dunedin has known important developments over the years in terms of innovation and information and communication technology. Moreover, many international and multinational companies have set up there, generating more jobs for locals as well as for expatriates, especially in the fields of engineering, ICT and software development, health technology, the production of electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment and the manufacturing sector. It is also possible to find a job in hospitals and in scientific and technical professional services.

The tourism sector is also an important aspect of Dunedin through the development of infrastructure and the construction of hotels. Many jobs are available in this field.

To find a job, check the classified ads in local newspapers or job websites. You can also seek help from a recruitment agency.

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