Funeral director demand creates New Zealand immigration potential

- Posted in New Zealand by Visa Bureauon 21 April 2008

Following a survey by the FDANZ, the association thinks getting people back into the industry who have since left is one way which the shortage can be solved. Neil Little, President of the FDANZ, elaborated on the situation, stating that in addition to the skills shortage there is high staff turnover. "The way things are going we will have too few experienced people to readily cope when the mortality escalation occurs," he told the website. The demand for funeral directors could be interpreted as indicative of a country-wide skills shortage, with other recent reports showing that a lack of workers in New Zealand's key industries was leading to a loss of productivity.

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