Where are the workers to power the digital revolution?

Peter Griffin
Thu, 17 Feb 2022

Where are the workers to power the digital revolution?
Peter Griffin says we have a diversity problem in tech which sees Māori, Pasifika and women underrepresented. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 17 Feb 2022
By any measure, our tech sector has had a stellar run over the last decade. It employs over 115,000 people, who earn a relatively high median salary of $92,250. The digital sector alone, defined as including software, game development and interactive services, but stripping out telecommunications and hi-tech manufacturing, was estimated to have added $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019. It has achieved a solid 10% compound annual growth rate since 2015 and is considered the real engine of tech in New Zealand. Video game development ha...

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