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.
There are job opportunities in the primary production industries of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and logging and commercial fishing, as well as the secondary industries of food and beverage, and wood and paper product manufacturing. Tourism is another key industry employing a large number of people in accommodation, recreation, cafés and restaurants.
Immigration New Zealand provides advise 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’.