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Fears NZ's cost of living crisis stopping international skilled workers from joining job market

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Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:10am
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Fears NZ's cost of living crisis stopping international skilled workers from joining job market

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:10am

Fears New Zealand's cost of living crisis is stopping international skilled workers from joining our job market.  

A survey by Beyond Recruitment has found about 66 percent of businesses say it's harder to keep staff than last year, and 55 percent notice a rise in employees changing jobs 

It comes after Seek data, released last week, shows some salaries have risen by a third in a year, and the number of jobs listed on Trade Me is at record highs. 

Employers and Manufacturers' Association Chief executive Brett O'Riley told Mike Hosking pay isn't the only issue. 

He says because of high inflation and house prices, international workers don't want to live here. 

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