Auckland Airport hosts job expo to grow business hub

Auckland Airport hosted its first ever job expo on Thursday, with up to 30 employers and 500 job seekers hoping to pair up to drive the airport’s business hub into the future.

More than 300 jobs in retail, hospitality, tourism, and construction were up for grabs as the airport undergoes a transformation.

“[We’re a] fast-growing business hub with hundreds of companies operating here,” Auckland Airport’s chief executive Adrian Littlewood said. 

“We want to ensure that local people share in the benefits of our transformation and have opportunities to connect with employers so they can find jobs close to their homes and provide for their whanau.”

The airport currently employees approximately 20,000 people across 800 businesses, and expects to create a further 27,000 full-time roles in the airport precinct over the next thirty years. 


Auckland business chamber executive Michael Barnett said the expo was a fantastic opportunity for local employers to highlight their work and operations in the precinct.

“It also highlights the power of collaboration between the private and public sector to deliver success for job seekers in the community,” Barnett said. 

The expo is a partnership between the ministry of social development, Auckland business chamber and the Auckland airport jobs and skills hub – which was created in 2015 to connect people with local jobs.

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