Employers need skilled workers but where are they?
Unemployment remains at a record low. Australian employers are starting to poach local talent. The border is closed.
Don’t despair. If you have a genuine need for a particular set of skills, then a border exemption may be an option. Ask yourself these three questions:
Does the role require someone with unique experience and technical or specialist skills not readily available in New Zealand?
Is the role time critical and for work that brings significant benefit to the national or regional economy?
Is the job paying more than $112,320 per annum?
If the answer is YES to one of these questions, it is worth talking to the team at Malcolm Pacific Immigration about trying to secure a border exemption to bring in overseas talent. Over 17,000 border exemptions have already been granted since the border closed in March 2020.