Top franchisor speaks out on immigration

posted on 20th November 2023

21 November 2023 - Veteran Kiwi franchisor Rodney Wayne has again sparked debate about migration and skills shortages after saying that the past 12 months have been the toughest in the 53 years he has been in the hairdressing business.

He said under the accredited employer visa scheme, his salons had to pay about $2000 each time someone from offshore was brought over.

Franchisees had to pay more under the scheme than stand-alone businesses, he said.

See our long read -  Why are visa changes costing franchisee employers more? A proposed review of the policy has already been delayed for at least a year. 



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