Employment in the Eastern Bay of Plenty


Population, 2020

Median household income, 2020


Unemployed, 2020

The Eastern Bay of Plenty offers many employment opportunities for those wanting to work. There are many job openings for specialists in industries such as medicine, education, engineering and IT. Locally, the highest skill-shortage gaps are:

  • Construction and Infrastructure: Management machinery operation, carpentry, engineering (civil, industrial, mechanical), computer science, road construction, planning and resource management.
  • Dairy Farming and Processing: Engineering, dairy production, logistics, pasture and animal management, milking, dairy technicians.
  • Logistics: Haulage, truck drivers, machinery operators, planners, project managers.
  • Manuka Honey: Science researcher, marketing, product development, beekeepers, manuka growing and farming, business management, logistics
  • Kiwifruit: Orchard operations, harvesting, tractor and forklift drivers.
  • Boat building: engineering, welding, design, marketing, logistics.
  • Forestry: Hauling, big machine operators, silviculture.
  • Timber manufacturing: Design and manufacturing, engineering, hauling, logistics.
  • Geothermal: Technician, electrical, engineering, drilling.
  • Social Services professionals: counselling, social workers, drug and alcohol councillors, elderly care

Generally, there is a shortage of labour for the horticulture sector. Jobs include fruit picking, plant care, packhouse workers. There are also opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Job listings

Qualified Teacher (BestStart Taradale) BestStart Educare

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Coldshelf & Frozen Foods Assistant - Part Time (School stude... Foodstuffs SI

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency, or a valid work visa. Full Training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Hawke's Bay County, Hawke's Bay
Commercial Manager/Senior QS - Hawkes Bay Beyond Recruitment

Excellent understanding of construction contracts and laws identifying any risk areas. They are a relatively new player in the industry that has been built and…

Napier, Hawke's Bay
Warehouse AdminTeam Leader Wineworks

High attention to detail, takes pride in getting it “right first time”. First-Line Supervisors, Customer Service. Have experience with Excel/Microsoft/Outlook.

Hastings, Hawke's Bay
Casual Retail Supervisor Presbyterian Support East Coast

Ideally, you will have experience in retail and customer service, and take a flexible approach to hours. Maintaining the Health and Safety practices.

Havelock North 4157
Technician - Pip and Summerfruit Breeding - Plant & Food Res... Plant & Food Research

You will, from time-to time, supervise casual employees and summer students, and work outside normal working hours due to seasonal demands.

Havelock North, Hawke's Bay
Online Personal Shopper Foodstuffs North Island

You will be required to assist with Online picking of customer orders, use a computer tablet to process the order and pack the groceries, assist with putting…

Hawke's Bay County, Hawke's Bay
Intern Pharmacists Green Cross Health

Based in St Leonards, Hastings Full Time: Monday - Sunday Pharmacy students, apply now! Unichem Stortford Lodge If you are not already aware, Hastings is a…

Hastings, Hawke's Bay
Apparel Team Member - The Warehouse, Napier (Part Time) The Warehouse

Proven experience in retail, hospitality or a customer facing role.

Napier, Hawke's Bay
Delivery Driver

You need to be able to work some nights and weekends. Delivering pizzas and other products to customers. Providing quality customer service at the door.

Greenmeadows, Hawke's Bay
Loss Prevention Officer - The Warehouse, Napier (Part Time) The Warehouse

In this role you will have a key focus on preventing shrinkage by monitoring security cameras, following procedures around recovery and promoting a safe…

Napier, Hawke's Bay
Check-out Assistants - Full Time Foodstuffs SI

Full Training will be provided to the successful candidates! Reporting to the Checkout Manager, you will be responsible for providing an accurate, efficient and…

Hawke's Bay County, Hawke's Bay
Production Auditor Platinum Recruitment Limited

Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand's leading marketer, processor and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products.

Hawke's Bay County, Hawke's Bay
Automation Engineer Platinum Recruitment Limited

Platinum Recruitment is once again partnering with Silver Fern Farms, a market-leader in red meat processing. Programming (Ladder Logic and Structured text) and…

Hawke's Bay County, Hawke's Bay
Qualified Teacher (BestStart Mahora) BestStart Educare

This is a full-time permanent position (hours/days can be negotiated, for the right applicant). As part of the BestStart family you will receive a competitive…

Hastings, Hawke's Bay