New Zealand is on my bucket list of countries to visit. What is not to love? The trout fishing is spectacular, the people speak English and are largely pro-American, and the scenery could not be more lovely. What New Zealand does not have is enough butchers to keep up with their burgeoning meatpacking industry. They are currently seeking people with “knife skills” who with to move to the land of the Kiwis.
From Cornwall Live:
In a country which has nine times more livestock than people, New Zealand recruitment company, Canstaff, is turning to Cornwall and England in search of skilled meat workers.
The company reveals that meat processing is New Zealand’s largest manufacturing industry with 90% of New Zealand’s sheep meat production, and 83% of beef production being exported each year.
These exports alone are said to be worth $5 billion and processing plants are “struggling to keep up with the demand”.
Matt Jones, Canstaff managing director, said: “Our clients have been attempting to source butchers, boners, meat processors and people with knife skills for some time now.
“The rapid growth in the meat processing industry has quickly surpassed the supply of potential workers and we needed to think outside the box to find a solution.”
The recruitment campaign comes complete with relocation assistance and advisers to help guide you through the immigration process.
It sounds like a much better gig than the executioner job being offered by the Saudis: