New Zealand immigration could help broadband industry

- Posted in New Zealand by Visa Bureauon 23 April 2008

New Zealand immigration could help the future of broadband in the country. The government is planning to roll out fibre optic cable, which will give 75 per cent of homes in the country access to broadband, reports Scoop. However, the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union says there may not be the skilled workers available to implement it. Andrew Little, the national secretary of the union, said that while he welcomed the news, he doubted that telecommunications workers had the spare capacity to carry out the work.

Mr Little added that he wanted to see how the money would be broken down and see how much would be spent on training, which could help people engaging in New Zealand immigration, said the website. People interested in entering the telecommunications industry in the country can take the New Zealand online visa assessments, in order to check their suitability. A company in the country, Voco, recently reported that a lack of workers in key industries is affecting New Zealand's productivity.

New Zealand needs skilled telecommunications workers: Anyone applying for a New Zealand visa should begin by taking the New Zealand Visa Bureau's online New Zealand visa assessment to see if they meet the basic legislative requirements.