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IT Workers On 457 Visas Needed To Plug The Gap

By |September 1st, 2013|

A state parliamentary inquiry into skills shortages is yet to hear from the Australian technology industry, but it has already signaled it will make recommendations to the federal government on 457 visas.

The NSW inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Development has held two hearings, it has two more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour in September and in Sydney in October, with a report due to be tabled in Parliament in November.

On Monday it heard companies would struggle to staff large projects such as the national broadband network (NBN) without importing workers on 457 visas.
The size and nature of the NBN rollout means it does create some challenges, Australian Industry Group NSW director Mark Goodsell told the inquiry. […]

Australia Mining Jobs and How to Find Them

By |August 7th, 2013|

AUSTRALIA MINING JOBS  are one of the most sought after jobs for people looking to move to Australia from overseas. The mining boom, although slowing slightly when compared to previous years is still in full swing with multiple, multibillion dollar projects still being rolled out and likely to operate for the next 30 – 40 […]

Darwin Best Place to Find Work In Australia

By |June 16th, 2013|

A recent report has revealed that the Northern Territory’s capital city is the best place to go for people looking for work, with more job vacancies than unemployed people.

Australia has enjoyed enviable economic stability in recent years thanks to its burgeoning construction and mining industries. While much of the prosperity has been centred in Queensland and Western Australia, the Northern Territory is now making its mark as a great destination for those looking to move to Australia.

Jobs website Adzuna, which conducted the research, said there had been 130,000 jobs advertised nationwide in the construction and finance sectors alone so far this year and while Brisbane and Sydney remained popular options for jobseekers, Darwin was quickly becoming an employment hotspot. […]

163 Thousand Reasons To Work In Oil And Gas

By |April 29th, 2013|

So it would seem that the oil and gas industry is the place to be here in Australia

A recent survey undertaken by recruitment company Hays found that the Australian oil and gas workers earn $163,600 a year on average, 35% more than employees in the U.S. and almost double the global average.

That compares with $93,400 in the U.K., according to the study which ranks the UK in 11th place, behind the USA in 6th and the Netherlands in 4th. The survey analysed pay for engineers, geoscientists and related jobs. […]

Australian Economy Loses 27,000 Jobs

By |November 19th, 2012|

New reports say the Australian Economy lost 27,000 jobs last month. The number of jobs lost was significantly worse than 10,000 analysts predicted. According to AMP chief economist Shane Oliver, full-time employment has been “stagnant” since January and that market evidence pointed toward more “softness” ahead.1
Prime Minister Gillard tried to soften the blow by telling reporters, “By the standards of the world we continue to have a low unemployment rate.”1

Indeed Australia’s current 5.2 unemployment looks rosy compared to 8.2 in the U.S. and the U.K., and 11.1 in the Eurozone.2

Looking at these latest unemployment numbers closely, however, reveals a more distressing trend: Most of these most recent jobs lost were full-time positions. The economy actually lost some 33,500 full-time jobs in June, while adding about 6500 part-time positions, to make up the 27,000 job loss figure.2 […]

Australia Mining Jobs – Fresh Opportunity For Skilled Workers In LNG Industry

By |September 12th, 2012|

Australia is set to become one of the largest producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, if it can find and maintain enough skilled workers to man the projects.

There are seven large-scale LNG projects currently being constructed in Australia and as the world moves away from coal as its largest source of electricity generation, the more efficient and abundant LNG is set to become one of the largest contributors to the world’s energy supply.

Qatar is currently the largest exporter of LNG in the world but with its improving infrastructure and expanding mining and construction industries, Australia is in prime position to dominate the industry in years to come.
The Australian ‘Mining Boom’
Australia has benefitted greatly in recent years from its mining and construction booms but has been consistently hindered by its lack of manpower. As a result, several mining conglomerates have turned to importing foreign skilled labour to make up numbers; just half of all engineers on mining projects in Australia are locally born. […]

Australian Headhunters Target American War Vetrans For Mining Jobs

By |August 22nd, 2012|

In the USA, post 9/11 veteran unemployment is now hovering near the 9% mark with further cuts to planned for the future.

It’s not all bad news though as Australian mining companies are stepping up to grab some of that labour for their short staffed operations down under.

With the mines looking for everything from plumbers and electricians, to heavy-equipment operators and project managers, the attraction of pay ranging for these roles ranging from $65K to 200K + is being seen by some veterans as a very positive thing indeed. […]

Australian Resume – Dispelling the Myths About The Australian Resume

By |July 12th, 2012|

Australian Resume, or Australian CV as they are often known, is an interesting term, and one which might often strike fear into the heart of any new Australian Job seeker.

Let me let you into a teeny tiny secret though. It’s really not that different to other resumes used around the world!

In a couple weeks, I start my third job since arriving in Australia. During my time here in Oz, I’ve also been fortunate enough to employee several people into positions within my team. As a result, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve reviewed my fair share of Australian Resume’s.

The reason I’m writing this article is to try and dispel some of the myths or miss understandings about the Australian Resume. […]

10,000 new mining jobs means industry turns to Australia working visa

By |March 21st, 2012|

A new mine in Western Australia will create 10,000 jobs and place additional strain on the already gaping employment gap, meaning the $7 billion mine owned by magnate Gina Rinehart will rely on Australian working visa holders to operate.

Roy Hill, project managers for the mine, said 2,000 of the total new jobs will be ‘highly paid’ permanent positions for Australian residents, leaving the remainder open to skilled migrants entering the country on an Australian working visa.

Roy Hill applied to the government’s Enterprise Migration Agreement in December which allows large scale projects to recruit foreign skilled workers. […]

Struggling Economies Abroad Encouraging More To Look Down Under

By |February 27th, 2012|

The narrowing job markets and struggling economies in the UK and Ireland have seen thousands of Britons and Irish people apply for an Australia visa and take advantage of staff shortages Down Under.

Australian recruiters have reported an influx of workers from the UK and Ireland, with a more than 50% rise in the number of Australia visa applications from people looking to work.

Australian immigration authorities confirmed the rise, citing the 3,560 Irish citizens entering Australia on a 457 visa since July 2011, almost topping the entire previous financial year. […]

Australian Mining Boom Results In Spike In Greek Migrants

By |January 20th, 2012|

We’ve reported before that the Australian mining boom has been greak for UK workers. Now australia’s thriving economy, demand for skilled workers and relaxed working visa regulations has led to the most short term arrivals from Greece in a decade.

Greece’s slumping economy and growing unemployment rates have meant that thousands of its citizens are leaving the country in droves for work and a better standard of life. And with a mining industry fuelled by Chinese demand, Australian visas are quickly becoming extremely popular in Greece.

With over 1.5% of the entire Australian population being of Greek origin, Australia has been home to one of the largest Greek communities outside of Greece since World War II. […]

Skills Shortages in WA as Eastern States Draw In The Crowds

By |November 21st, 2011|

New figures released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship indicate that despite the skills shortage and employment opportunities in Western Australia, the majority of skilled migrants are choosing to settle in the Eastern states.

The Australian Government’s plan to target skilled foreign labour to the Western Australian mining industry has been dealt a blow with the release of migrant settlement data this week. […]

Australia Needs More Engineers Says Survey

By |August 6th, 2010|

An annual engineering survey has warned that engineering skills shortages will affect the country’s ability to grow and limit innovation.

The Engineering Skills Survey by Consult Australia warns that Australia’s ability to design and deliver an estimated $400 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years is under threat unless government and industry can work together to provide solutions to the skills shortages.

The survey found, three quarters of firms reported that they are experiencing critical shortages and the stagnation in the number of graduates over the last decade has contributed to the difficulty in finding workers to fill engineering jobs. […]

Nurses GPs Trainee Doctors and Computing professionals top 457 Visa list

By |January 13th, 2010|

Australia Immigration figures show applications for 457 visas (temporary skilled workers visas) fell 49 per cent in the five months to November, after the laws were tightened requiring employers to pay equal wages and lift conditions for foreign workers.

Despite these changes, the numbers for the same visa class began to pick up through October and November as employers became more familiar with the rules. Currently, more than a third of the country’s temporary skilled migrants work in NSW.

The Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, said a report released Monday on temporary workers provided evidence the changes were having the intended effect as the Australian average salary jumped to AU$85,300, from $74,700 in the same period a year earlier. […]

Western Australia Could Adopt State Based Migration Scheme

By |January 12th, 2010|

Western Australia job advertisements surged 6% in December which is the strongest monthly growth since May 2007.

Experts say that the renewal of the mining boom could force business to compete ferociously for workers. This isn’t good news for businesses in WA but it could be great news for folks looking to migrate to the state.

Just one day after Western Australia was declared the nations best-performing economy, treasurer Troy Buswell called for a state-based migration scheme as WA businesses were warned to brace themselves for skilled labour shortages. […]

Onshore Applicants Nominating a Trade must be Job Ready from January

By |December 31st, 2009|

From the 1st of January, as part of the skills assessment process for certain onshore GSM applicants who nominate a trade occupation, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are ‘job ready’.

This new requirement will be assessed through the Job Ready Program (previously referred to as the Job Ready Test). The Job Ready Program has been developed by the relevant assessing authority, Trades Recognition Australia (TRA), in consultation with industry and unions and will include a workplace assessment by a TRA approved assessor.

The new job ready requirement will ensure that people who wish to migrate to Australia as skilled migrants in trade occupations are able to participate in the labour market in the area of their skills and knowledge. […]