Professional migrants face discrimination in NZ - study
11:11AM Friday April 04, 2008

Highly skilled immigrants struggle to find jobs in New Zealand because they come up against a wall of discrimination from both potential employers and recruitment consultants, a Massey University study has found.

The Wellington-based study by human resource management lecturer Jacqui Campbell and communication lecturer Mingsheng Li unearthed disturbing evidence that many new arrivals remained unemployed or accepted unskilled work because of racism.

The study was only small, involving 23 immigrants from a range of countries, five recruitment consultants, and two immigrant settlement agencies.

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