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German Federal Agency Head to talk to NZ Employers

15 November, 2004

German Federal Agency Head to talk to NZ Employers about providing skilled Migrants

German Federal Agency representative, Mr Gerald Schomann, is visiting New Zealand this week to promote a service that assists NZ employers with the recruitment of skilled labour.

The visit will include meetings with representatives from the Manufacturers’ Association local employers to discuss how skilled German migrants can help alleviate the chronic skill shortage that currently affects many sectors of the New Zealand economy.

While New Zealand is increasingly desperate for skilled workers, the opposite is the case in Western European economies where the ongoing restructuring has created a surplus of skilled labour with unemployment rates in France and Germany currently exceeding 10%.

Mr Gerald Schomann, manager of the International Department of the Federal Employment Services, heads a service that has been created to help NZ employers recruit skilled people that cannot be obtained locally. The service, which has proved extremely popular with North American employers, is an inexpensive and effective way for local companies to source skilled European migrants for their workforce.

“We place skilled German workers in New Zealand because a number of Germans are interested in the challenge of working abroad,” says Mr Schomann. “Our service is funded through employee contributions and provides support to all Germans who look for employment opportunities. It is part of a big-picture approach to help reduce unemployment.” He adds, “New Zealand enjoys a good reputation in Germany and working in this part of the world is a great opportunity to gain an international professional experience.”

The Federal German Agency provides employment placement services through its 800 offices throughout Germany and through its website. Many Germans use the service as their first preference when looking for employment opportunity.

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