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Businesses need to refocus investment on maintaining yield with fewer staff.
Accor Pacific is expanding its diversity policy for employees with the introduction of what it calls an industry-leading gender transitioning policy.
Nearly half of the 36,000 working holiday visa holders approved since March this year are now in the country, says the government.
The Backpacker Youth Adventure Travel Association (BYATA) of New Zealand is asking major banks why they are preventing international working holidaymakers from receiving bank accounts.
Average hourly wages have grown to $37.86 – a 7.4% increase during the September quarter and outpacing 7.2% inflation, according to Stats NZ.
Thousands of working holidaymakers on their way to New Zealand will have more flexibility and extended entry rights to help plug labour shortages at Kiwi businesses.
Tourism New Zealand is looking for a new chairperson to take on the leadership of the board and the crown entity.
Online job advertisements for hospitality roles are growing faster than any other sector as demand for labour remains high.
Visa processing times are not as much of a barrier to filling workforce shortages as encouraging visitors and working holidaymakers to actually embark on travel.
Fiordland businesses are suffering at the hands of the government’s changes to the working holiday visa and skilled migrant categories, says National Party Southland MP Joseph Mooney.
A West Coast recruitment campaign is seeking people Cut out for the Coast to fill jobs in the region.
Wage increases for international workers will only fuel inflation, says BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope.
Auckland ferry operator Fullers360 says it is short 60 positions to run its optimal summer schedule.
Hospitality New Zealand is anticipating a move to relax immigration requirements for skilled chefs wanting to come and work in the country.
The government has introduced Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill to protect migrant workers from exploitation.
The government says it has received around 30,500 working holiday visa applications in the past year.
Wellington Airport will have more than 220 jobs on offer, including entry-level, highly-skilled and shiftwork positions at its job fair this month.
Unite Union members took strike action against SkyCity Entertainment Group on Saturday in efforts to improve pay conditions for security, hotel housekeepers and cleaning staff at the company.
SkyCity and worker’s union E tū have struck a collective pay deal that will see staff paid the living wage of $23.65 an hour after they have completed a year’s service.
The government’s first residence category for highly-skilled workers has opened this week, with the launch of the Green List Straight to Residence pathway.
More than 350 accredited Living Wage Employers must now pay the new living wage of $23.65 an hour to directly employed staff and regular contractors.
An “exodus of youth” employees could hit NZ’s tourism hotspots just as the peak season starts.
The ITP does not set out to solve immediate challenges such as the current labour shortage.
Kiwi tourists are not the only ones being lured across the ditch, with tourism and hospo staff sought to plug Australian labour gaps.
The seasonal snow and adventure tourism agreement will provide access to migrant workers for $25 per hour, to be reviewed up annually.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre says it is growing quicker than expected and is now looking for new staff ahead of schedule.
SkyCity is hosting an employment open day in Auckland today as it looks to fill more than 500 vacancies across the business.
Median weekly earnings from wages and salaries have risen 8.8% in the year to June, now outstripping the effects of inflation which sits at 7.3%.
More than 85,000 people have been approved for the 2021 Resident Visa, providing more certainty for businesses and skilled migrants.
The Ministry of Social Development is partnering with Hilton Lake Taupo to address the chronic labour shortage plaguing hospitality and tourism.
Employers looking to hire the visa holders need to appear as attractive as possible amid fierce competition.
SkyCity has offered a pay rise of between 4% to 6% in its latest round of negotiations with Unite Union.
Unemployment figures remain near record lows at 3.3%, and BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says there is not enough flexibility in the tight labour market to address skill shortages.
The borders are open, but now New Zealand needs to remain competitive and attractive to tourists in a global market.
Jobs, jobs, jobs at Auckland Airport’s Jobs Fair on Saturday, courtesy of TVNZ.
Three new residence pathways will be introduced over the 14 months to address shortages in highly skilled areas.
Could sharing seasonal workers help regions cope with tourism and hospitality staff shortages?
The South Westland Jobs For Nature programme has been extended for another year thanks to total funding of $3.78m from the Department of Conservation until June 2023.
But the new workforce plan is positive about the future as the visitor economy recovers.
The airport is holding a one-day hiring event to help around 30 organisations fill vacancies.
Business confidence has dipped due to the pain of interest rates, finding skilled staff, and rising costs.
The constrained labour market and lack of overseas workers are the biggest barrier to business, the Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey
Great South’s Summer of Work initiative is returning for 2022 and it is seeking employers to join it.
Shortages are impacting winter destinations and the volatile environment is making it hard to plan for summer.
The government needs to fix immigration delays or risk losing skilled workers with longserving staff giving up on the wait, says a tourism operator.
The job market appears to be settling down after a turbulent two years but salaries continue to rise as businesses battle to attract staff.
The final stage of the Accredited Employer Work Visa is now in effect, enabling migrants offshore to apply to work in New Zealand for an accredited employer.
Changes to the working holiday scheme with the United Kingdom will enable UK citizens up to the age of 35 to work in New Zealand for three years.
The government has expanded its Working Holiday Visa programme with Spain, enabling more young people to come to the country and work for longer.
Air NZ’s international services are ramping up but so are its staffing needs.