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CEOs: 'Lack of skilled staff is biggest threat to growth'

Divina Paredes | May 27, 2014
Kiwi firms, led by tech and engineering sectors, face greater challenge than their offshore counterparts, reports PwC.

While CEOs feel that government has an essential role in developing skills, they don't feel that it is meeting its obligations. Just over a quarter - 29 per cent - of New Zealand's CEOs feel government had been effective in improving workforce skills.

The report, however, points out this should be a joint effort between government and businesses. "Employers have a vested interest in the education and training system -- working together would benefit everyone," it concludes.


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