Tech worker visa exemptions labelled ‘PR spin’

Tech worker visa exemptions labelled ‘PR spin’
Fingermark CEO Luke Irving lamented the government's lack of detail in its announcement. (Image: supplied)
Henry Burrell
The government’s announcement of 600 border entry exceptions for technology workers has been labelled as “PR spin” by an industry chief executive.The scheme aims to award visa exemptions to overseas hires across several job categories. Minister for the digital economy and communications David Clark said on Monday the move would help relieve the hiring pressure on New Zealand's technology companies. The scheme is slated for “early 2022” with no start date confirmed. “Given that there’s...

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