15 Aug 2019

Hospo industry rely on foreign staff, unable to attract NZers

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 15 August 2019

Bar and restaurant owners crying out for local workers, say they're having to hire more and more foreigners.

Earlier this year, the hospitality industry's pleas to put cafe and restaurant managers on the Immediate Skills Shortage list was rejected by the government, saying the industry could do more to attract locals.

But businesses say they lack the necessary skills and they're not prepared to work the hours. Michael Cropp reports.