The New Zealand Immigration website lists over 60 areas which urgently need skilled workers. These areas include Agriculture, the Health sector, Education, Construction, and Information Technology.
Hiring someone from overseas requires a lot of paperwork and this prompts most employers to try and hire locally. However, as the long list of shortages show, there just aren’t enough Kiwis skilled enough to fill these jobs.
With the growth spurt that the IT industry has experienced, there aren’t enough local candidates with the necessary skills who could fill the gaps. Project Managers, Developers, Designers, and Testers have to be recruited from overseas to fill the jobs.
Agriculture and Horticulture are other areas which are on the shortage list and struggling to fill in the jobs. Hundreds of workers have to be hired from overseas, some on short-term contracts to meet the needs. There aren’t enough Kiwis even with tertiary qualification to fill up these jobs.
Employers in the shortage sectors are keen to hire from overseas because they say that skilled migrants come with strong work ethics. They have the necessary education as well as training to fill the jobs, as per The Guardian. Hoping for a better life, they come with unmatched ambition and drive and willingness to up-skill.
Skilled immigrants bring in the much-needed diversity at the work front. With most industries going global, migrants bring in new insight and a broader understanding of customers across the globe. They also bring in innovation and different perspective with them.
Migrants also claim lesser benefits. Migrants seeking economic freedom set up small businesses which help in job creation. That also greatly helps the economy of New Zealand.
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