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Migrant Underemployment Survey Needs More Respondents

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2 September 2008 - A Canterbury Development Corporation study to determine issues for skilled migrants is looking for more respondents.

CDC Youth Employment Manager Simon Worthington says often skilled migrants seem to struggle to find work in their chosen professions.

"Anecdotally we've heard that new migrants don't get jobs in the areas they're skilled in. But we've been surveying new migrants since March and only have 125 responses," Mr Worthington says. The survey is targeting 300 responses, to ensure a rich picture of migrant underemployment.

"To date this issue just hasn't been quantified properly, so it will help us see what sort of problems there are and how big an issue it is too," he says.

Cultural and official organisations have been helping by alerting members and clients to the survey. Migrants who want to take part can contact Simon Worthington at CDC, 353 6886 or go to www.researchfirst.co.nz.

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