Talent shortage bites deep: have your say
As more companies and organisations bemoan the lack of talent in New Zealand, NZTech is researching to find out just how wide spread the problem is.
"For the past five years between 4000-5000 IT professionals have immigrated to New Zealand. With border closures the demand for talent by the fast growing tech sector has outstripped the local education system," says the industry lobby group who is asking those in the sector to fill out its online form so it can better lobby government about the shortfall.
"[T]he main shortage of talent is for complex roles that require experience. There is now strong anecdotal evidence that the growing tech talent shortage is detrimentally impacting the digitalisation and recovery of other sectors. It is also hampering the growth of the digital exporting companies who are responding by shifting roles out of New Zealand to the talent.
The survey aims capture data to "enable a more structured conversation with Immigration New Zealand on behalf of the tech sector" and includes a list of the types of roles that many organisations are crying out for.
Participation in the NZTech critical worker border exemption survey is available here.
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