Employment : Policy switch hits migrant staff

Cantley, Marianne
February 2009
New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Feb2009, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p77
Trade Publication
The article reports that tightening of New Zealand's immigration policy in August 2008 means it is now harder to bring in foreign employees at farm assistant level, which is classified as unskilled. Despite the economic slowdown producing higher levels of unemployment, dairy farmers are still struggling to find quality labour in New Zealand, leading them to turn to such overseas labour markets as South Africa and the Philippines, according to Graydon Sharratt of Greenstone Recruitment.


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