Wellington, New Zealand, is hiring.
New Zealand wants techies
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The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand, is actively looking to recruit tech experts from around the world—and they’re offering a free trip to the country for anyone who can prove their merit.

The city is looking to bring in 100 new software developers, creative directors, product managers, analysts, and digital strategists from around the world to invigorate the country’s growing tech scene.

In order to entice techies to move to the island country, Wellington is hosting a “global talent attraction programme.”

The city will host 100 candidates for a free weeklong trip where techies can participate in job interviews and get to know New Zealand. The trip will include pre-arranged job interviews, meet-ups with others in the tech industry and trips around Wellington.

Those who are interested in moving to New Zealand for a tech job can start by registering their interest online with LookSee Wellington and creating a profile. Then, tech firms from around the city will nominate their favorite candidates.At the end of the admission process, LookSee will choose the 100 most-nominated candidates and set them up with a weeklong trip to Wellington—complete with airfare and accommodations.

Once in New Zealand, candidates will participate in pre-arranged job interviews with some of Wellington’s “leading tech firms.” Candidates will also have time to participate in meet-ups and explorations around the city. LookSee Wellington will also host informational events to help potential immigrants understand the process of moving to New Zealand.

At the end of the week, companies will make job offers to their favorite candidates.

Applicants have until March 20 to submit their resumes. Interviews will take place in New Zealand from May 8 to 11.