Recruitment help welcomed in Queenstown, but not considered a game-changer

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 2 December 2020

Queenstown businesses are welcoming new changes aimed to help recruitment, but say they're no game-changer. Immigration New Zealand announced 21 tourism and hospitality roles have been added to the undersupply list for Queenstown Lakes in response to the lack of New Zealanders available to fill jobs.

The change means it will be easier to hire unemployed migrants to work as waiters, cleaners, chefs, tour guides and other roles by allowing employers to support a work visa application for roles paid below the median wage.

Tess Brunton has more.