NZ and Aus age care shortage can be solved by Pacific Island Countries employees

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

THE severe shortage of age care workers in New Zealand and Australia could be solved by welcoming more skilled employees from neighboring Pacific Islands Countries.

This was reported by David Curtain in accordance to the World Bank new released report presented at the opening ceremony of Pacific Labour Mobility Annual General Meeting PLMAM on Wednesday this week.

Curtain said according to the World Bank’s report it stated that there has been shortage of age care workers in Australia and New Zealand and it could solved by welcoming more skilled workers form Pacific Island Countries.

He said according to the expanding pathways for Pacific Islanders in the Australia and New Zealand aged care sector the report it line that expected requirement of age care providers in which it determines the steps required for Pacific Island countries to supply the relevant skills sets;

And also suggests a model that uses both new and existing migration pathways to deliver more skilled worker.

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