Border restrictions could hurt rebounding Canterbury economy in need of workers

New Lincoln research finds Canterbury will need 10,000 new workers a year to fill a COVID-19 induced labour gap, and this could grow.

Dr David Dyason's paper, Assessing the labour market response due to COVID-19 border restrictions: A case study of Canterbury, New Zealand-, describes how the local labour market has previously shown resilience by adjusting to demands and difficulties associated with natural disasters, such as the earthquakes.

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