Mining Australian Opportunities
A record number of New Zealanders has crossed the Tasman lured by high salaries in mining and agriculture, breaking the 50,000 barrier for the first time, with 50,115 people making the trip to Australia on a permanent or long-term basis in the year to November. Russo Recruitment general manager Denise Love said the mining industry was constantly looking for new employees and New Zealand migrants were filling many of those positions. “A recent trend we have seen is migrants sending their resumes before leaving New Zealand in attempts to secure work in the mines on their arrival,” Love said. However, Logan Youth and Family Services Centre chief executive Cath Bartolow said the number of New Zealand migrants needing assistance was also growing. “They aren’t aware of the difficulties they face when they don’t have access to support and assistance,” Bartolow said.