World Bank says Pacific Islands a potential aged care workforce solution for Australia and NZ

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The international financial institution says both Tonga and Samoa have launched training initiatives that could be used to meet the looming shortage of workers here and in New Zealand.

By 2050, it’s estimated that Australia will need 830,000 to 1.3 million employees to support over three million people in aged care.

In contrast, the Pacific has a large youth population with high unemployment.

As discussed here, a US report recently named the Pacific Islands as a potential source of aged care workers as well as India, China, the Philippines, Nepal, Zimbabwe, the UK – and NZ.