NewZealand 2,00,000 Extra Service Workers Required in Next 3 Years
As per the latest research report released in the Parliament of New Zealand, a major shortage of workers is impending in the service sector of the country. The service industry is considered to be one of the New Zealand’s biggest job sectors. The report was commissioned by “At Your Service Aotearoa”.
According to the researchers of the Business and Economic Research, New Zealand will require more than 200000 additional workers in various occupations like retail, hospitality and aged care work in the coming 3 years. There’s an increase in the fitness and travel industry in NZ and also there is an increase in the elderly population growth along with the economic growth leading to the need of more service workers.
Bruce Robertson of At Your Service Aotearoa stated that the increasing shortage of skilled workers is “certainly scary. The concern will be addressed by getting more people coming into the service sector from school as a career option, re-educating people who are having a lifestyle change, and immigration is likely to be part of the solution as well.”
Paul Goldsmith, Skills and Employment Minister of New Zealand said that I think its great opportunities for Kiwis when you’re in a growing economy, creating more jobs. We’re creating more jobs than the population is growing so there are opportunities for Kiwis to get employment.”