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It seems that employers in the hospitality and tourism industries in Queenstown are hopeful that proposed changes to work visas will enable them to source the overseas workers they need to fill vacancies and to speed up work visa processing. Read a related news article here.
Likewise, Marlborough employers, especially those in the wine industry, are hopeful that the proposed regional skills shortage lists would benefit the region. Read a related news article here.
The Government has announced some major proposed changes to work visas. Changes include requiring all employers to apply for and obtain accreditation before being allowed to support a work visa and creating regional skills shortage lists. Consultation on the proposals is now open. Read more here.
Ashburton, located in the Canterbury region, has 500 vacant jobs and is trying to attract workers. Read more here.