One of the fundamental issues facing the developed world is their skill shortage as a result of regional mismatch, cyclical shifts, inadequate training levels and labour market restructuring. New Zealand has a range of long-term skill shortage areas that the private sectors have been unable to stock from within the local talent pool of New Zealand. This opens up a wide array of opportunities in the international labour market. Some areas facing skill shortages include Engineering (Agriculture, Chemical, Transport, Geotechnical and various others); Agricultural and Forestry holding demand for biotechnologists and life scientists; Construction falling short of project managers, builders and quantity surveyors; Finance and Business; Health and Social Services; Electronics and Communications as well as Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism.
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