New Zealand is in need of 30,000 skilled workers that are available to Filipinos and other foreign nationalities. Check the list of skilled workers that the country needs for the next two years.
In the August 6, 2015 episode of ABS-CBN’s late-night news broadcast – Bandila, they announced that New Zealand needs 30,000 experienced workers mostly in the field of construction.
In the press statement from the Australia and New Zealand Association of Employment Providers of the Philippines (ANZAEPP), NZ has allotted 200 billion dollars for construction projects. The country will build 80,000 homes in Auckland by 2020.
The current in-demand construction workers in New Zealand include welders, fabricators, excavator operators, glass installers, heavy equipment mechanics, scaffolders, rebar installers, and carpenters.
List of In-Demand Construction Workers in New Zealand
- Glass Installers
- Heavy Equipment Mechanics
- Excavator Operators
- Rebar Installers
Here is the reference:
Applicants should have at least 3 years of construction-related working experience. The minimum salary for these workers is $18 which is equivalent to Php 540 per hour or a whopping Php 4320 per day for 8 hours of work. Workers also get benefits and eventually bring with them their families once they got their permanent residency (PR).
What’s good about getting a job through a POEA-accredited manpower agency is that the latter will not collect any premiums or placement fees since New Zealand has a law that prohibits recruiters to collect such from foreign workers bound to their country.
In the video, an NZ employer describes Filipinos as hardworking and productive people with good technical skills and English skills. It’s one of the reasons they will gradually hire more Filipino workers.
Watch the News Report from Bandila below:
To avoid illegal recruiters, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can inquire directly to Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) for the list of accredited manpower agencies that have existing job orders from NZ employers.
*Video credits to ABS-CBN News Youtube channel
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