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Published on June 19th, 2009 | by john.weir


New tool for working holidays in New Zealand

 New Zealand Immigration have designed a new web tool to make it easier for employers to target  holiday makers wanting to work during the peak months of the year.

 The tecnology – known as ‘Magnet’ – targets people with desirable skills and encourages them to travel to New Zealand. The website will help potential employees to find a job and at the same time will act as a free database for employers who seek skilled temporary workers and will overcome seasonal difficulties.

Immigration senior account manager for the Department of Labour, Jenny Alexander, said that the program pilot scheme has already been very successful with more than 1,000 registrations within the first month. “Staffing a seasonal business is difficult. Even in a tight economic climate it can be hard to find the people you want, with the skills you require, who can work when you need them to,” Ms Alexander said. “And for many employers, it can seem too hard to recruit workers from overseas. Until now.”

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