Business NSW Chief Executive Daniel Hunter says the state needs to get its borders opened to attract skilled migrant workers in amid labour shortage.

“When we went into this lockdown, there was already a skilled migration shortage and a general labour shortage,” Mr Hunter said.

“We need to get the borders opened up and then we need to market to those overseas countries to get some of those skilled migrants in because if we lose this opportunity, those skilled migrants will go to other countries.

“We won’t get those engineers, those accountants, they’ll commit to other projects and we need those skilled migrants just to deliver on some of our infrastructure projects.

“I think by next year we’ll see a very different sort of immigration policy, and I hope we’ll start to see more people coming in and filling those jobs.”

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