Jobs growth still strong for small NZ businesses

Jobs growth still strong for small NZ businesses
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Rebecca Howard
Job growth remains strong for small businesses in New Zealand, and wages have also ticked up, according to the latest Xero Small Business Insights data. According to the data, jobs rose 7% year-on-year in the March quarter, more than double the long-term average of 3% The solid job growth is promising, indicating small businesses are remaining hopeful during uncertain times, Xero NZ country manager Bridget Snelling said. They may also be future-proofing. “This is likely a move to avoid history repeating itself whe...

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