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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 07:27 PM

Employers hope to recruit more Samoans

The horticulture sector in New Zealand is faced with a shortage of labour and employers have asked theNew Zealand Government to lift the cap and increase the number of Recognised Seasonal Employers workers.

Perrys Berrys Limited, one of the biggest strawberry growers in Auckland, New Zealand, is no different, says owner Francie Perry.

She is in Samoa with her partner, Larry Coombes, to meet immigration officials and discuss ways to potentially increase the number of Samoans going to New Zealand to work for them.

"The problem I think is fair to say is the New Zealand Government. Because, not only in the strawberry business, but in the whole horticulture business right across the country, there's a tremendous short of people," Larry said.

Read more: https://www.samoaobserver.ws/category/samoa/39528

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