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Reply To: Hi there,I own a small CV and Recruitment Company in Christchurch, our main target group were people from abroad bringing in specialized skills to help the New Zealand job market and the economy to grow. The main clientele we’re migrants from abroad that could fill a job role that would not normally be filled by New Zealand Citizens or resident class visa holders.With border closures around the world, we are not able to target this market any longer and may not be a viable option moving forward. We want to assist New Zealanders that are unemployed to find their feet again in New Zealand and try to get back to the new normal. We were busy with a slow rollout of a new job search platform for jobseekers that were looking for work and another site where possible employers and recruiters are able to post their vacancies. My question is how would I go about in targeting Jobseekers and possible companies to use the site create their job profiles and get the site working to help make however small a dent in the unemployment figures New Zealand now faces?How do I keep possible migrants interested in the prospect of New Zealand to bring their valuable skills much-needed skills to New Zealand with borders closures looming? I have a small team that depends on me for their livelihoods I need to look after my team, their families, and my business. Any assistance would be appreciated.I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Following on from Gregs comment above, an opportunity seems to be how can you help people in particular industries such as hospitality and tourism transition into another sector. As an example, yesterday’s budget put support behind a $1.6b trades and apprenticeships package.
What skills are trades looking for? What tranferable skills are there from hospitality and tourism candidates? What are the pathways into the trades?
I wish you all the best in this pivot.