Small Expo Highlights National Hunt for Social Workers

To celebrate NZ’s National Social Workers Day yesterday, a group of Southland social workers promoted their industry with a small expo at the Invercargill Library, but the event signals a much larger National issue.

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Southland president Rose Henderson, who was attending the expo, suggested that New Zealand would be have around 1000 unfilled social work vacancies by 2011 if there was no significant change. 

“It is apparent that we are facing a workforce crisis that requires careful management,” she said.

New Zealand, along with many developed nations, is suffering a labour shortfall in many industries, particularly the health sector.  If you have ever had dreams of emigrating to fresh, uncrowded New Zealand and you have skills in an occupation deemed to be in demand, why don’t you check out www.workingin-newzealand.com!

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