Shortage of Skilled Workers in Australia!

In a recent survey, it was found that the present boom in Australia has led to lower levels of joblessness. It has also brought about a high demand for foreign skilled migrants to provide to the local labor markets which is in small of the appropriate skills. This tendency is predicted to increase in the near future.

The Skilled Migration study 2010 has been brought out by KPMG. As said by this report, a lot of employers have no other alternative but to employ skilled migrants so as to provide to the steady demand of skilled professionals. It also affirmed that certain states like South Australia and Queensland are experiencing a shortage of skilled people. So as to cater to this problem, these employers were told to employ skilled migrants from different parts of the world especially from UK, Canada, U.S., Europe and South Asian Counties under the temporary employer sponsored visa scheme.

Alternatively, when it comes to Western Australia, the immigration programs have been in utilize for quite some time now. The region has evidently benefited from these programs as the labor market could be provided to skilled professionals in the skilled migration programs.

An investigation was conducted on the main skills which were being brought into the nation on the 457 visas. This investigation exposed that the most sought after skilled migrants were engineers. Excluding this, other shortages comprise those of manufacturing/operations, construction and trades people. The major reason behind this lack has been the steady inflow of resources together with investments being made by the government for infrastructure development.

It was furthermore found that 85% of the employers who contributed in the survey said that their businesses were not affected due to the financial disaster experienced internationally. More so, partly of their businesses are short of skilled workers.

Another 60% employers were established to have kept their recruitment of skilled migration at a steady level at 14%. More so, they have reduced their level of inflow when it comes to skilled migrants.

Conversely, 80% employers were also bothered regarding the elderly work force which is being faced by the country. These employers are expecting this difficulty to hit them in the coming five years. Additional 60% employers feel that improvements require to be brought about in the skilled migration program so as to provide to the ageing population.

Principally, it is vital that these findings are noted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Here, it is essential to do something soon before it is too late and the national economy is impacted.


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