New Zealand Skills shortage lists released

29 December 2004


The lists that contain the occupations where there are immediate and long-term shortages of skilled workers were released today by the Department of Labor (Workforce). The Long Term Skill Shortage List (formerly the Priority Occupations List (POL)) and the Immediate Skill Shortage List (formerly the Occupational Shortages List (OSL)) are the result of consultation with Government agencies, industry training organizations (ITOs) and unions.

Key changes

Long Term Skill Shortage List (formerly the Priority Occupations List (POL))

Immediate Skill Shortage List (formerly the Occupational Shortage List (OSL))

Added to all regions

Added to some regions

Extended to all regions

Extended to other regions

Extended occupation

Removed

Removed and added to the Long Term Skill Shortage List (formerly POL)

Renamed

Qualifications updated

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