A migrant advocate says the 40 men found living at a squalid Tāmaki Makaurau property on Sunday are in need of jobs - not food anymore.
Mandeep Bela, president of the Union Network of Migrants, said "they're being looked after for now".
"The migrants are being helped by Police, and Immigration," he told Newshub on Tuesday.
But the men desperately want offers of work so they can support themselves, he said.
"They are experienced - for example some technicians, truck drivers, construction workers - they can do a lot of different roles."
It comes after police found 40 men living in an overcrowded three-bedroom home in Auckland on Sunday.
The men had arrived in Aotearoa on accredited employer work visas, and called police at the weekend as they were forced to beg for food when their supplies ran out.
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Bela set up the page "to make sure every dollar is being accounted for. At this time, the purpose is to help migrants".
He said he's been flooded with calls from other migrants who are in similar situations - people arriving to find out their jobs don't exist.
After getting these men into work, "the second thing is to help other migrants who may be in a similar situation".
People arriving on accredited work visas are legally tied to their employer for the whole time they're living in Aotearoa - a maximum of three years.
It is unclear who employed these men, and whether or not they will be able to take roles at other employers.
Newshub's tour of the property
Bela took Newshub through the house on Sunday, with mattresses crammed into every room and a portacom at the front of the property.
"In terms of work visa schemes - scam schemes - this is really at another level," he said at the time.
The men claim they each paid thousands for work contracts with local recruiters, but it's been three months and they still haven't received any work or pay.
"Three days, we don't have nothing to eat, only just drinking water. No food, nothing," Indian migrant Prasad Babu told Newshub.
"You guys took $20,000 from us to get a job. Why did you promise us you can give a better life here? There is no better life here," he said.
Te Ratonga Manene/Immigration New Zealand has since launched a criminal investigation into alleged visa fraud and migrant exploitation.
Since Newshub broke the story on Monday night, four other properties have been searched.
Immigration minister Andrew Little said it's "almost certainly" human trafficking.
He told Newshub on Monday the accredited employer scheme will continue as-is.
There are 77,000 people currently in Aotearoa under the scheme, working for 27,000 accredited employers.
"The vast majority are working fine," Little said.