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Tauranga carpenter struggles with Immigration NZ to bring in skilled workers

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Publish Date
Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 9:44am
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

Tauranga carpenter struggles with Immigration NZ to bring in skilled workers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 9:44am

Questions have been asked as to how hard is Immigration NZ making it to get accredited employers work visas across the line.

Sean Wood is a carpenter in Tauranga and recently has been travelling the world in search of skilled workers to come work for him.

He got his accreditation to hire on May 31st and applied for the INZ job checks for a number of workers on June 20th.

These job checks are supposed to take ten days max.

But Immigration New Zealand keep coming back to Sean with questions they aren't entitled to ask and complaints about the job check contracts, despite them being completed by employment law experts.

So his workers are in limbo and he's losing out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Sean Wood joined Mike Hosking.

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