5 Apr 2024

Tight job market to get more competitive in Wellington as govt agencies look to make more cuts

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 5 April 2024

A tight job market in the capital is about to get even more competitive, with government agencies looking to make more cuts over the next few months.

But those facing redundancy won't just be competing against each other - a number of former public sector workers are still looking for jobs after a crack-down on contractors in the last few months.

And as Soumya Bhamidipati reports, they're cutting back their own spending as budgets tighten and uncertainty grows.