Jobs in skill shortage
Skill shortages happen when employers find it hard to get staff with the right skills for the job. Knowing which jobs are in skill shortage can help you choose the best job option or decide what subjects to study.
Reasons for skill shortages
Skill shortages can happen because:
- there aren't enough workers with the right skills available
- turnover is high because workers are unhappy with pay or working conditions
- there is a general labour shortage, such as during low unemployment.
Skill shortages can change due to:
- changes in technology or the economy
- skilled workers moving to another country
- an ageing workforce.
Immigration New Zealand's skill shortage lists
When jobs appear on Immigration New Zealand's skill shortage lists, this means the Government is actively encouraging skilled workers from overseas to work in that role in New Zealand.
Find out what jobs are currently on Immigration New Zealand's long-term, regional, and construction and infrastructure skill shortage lists within the following industries.
Jobs in Manufacturing
Bakers prepare, bake and decorate bread, rolls, pastries, desserts, cakes and slices.
Metal workers make patterns and moulds for metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and repair metal parts and equipment.
Plastics technicians set up, adjust, maintain and repair machines that manufacture plastic products.
Winemakers make wine from grapes and other fruit.