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Skills shortage in Australia....

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by supag33k, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    The place is booming and we need good workers.

    Skills shortage 'to intensify in 2007'
    Wednesday Jan 17 00:02 AEDT
    Employers should consider hiring mature-aged workers and parents returning to work to meet their staffing levels as Australia's shortage of skilled workers is likely to intensify.

    Hudson, the global recruitment firm, said employment growth is expected to remain strong in 2007 with sentiment among employers at its most buoyant since mid-2005.

    Its latest employment expectations survey released on Tuesday found 38.4 per cent of Australian employers expect to add to their headcount in the January-March quarter, while only 5.8 per cent expect to reduce their workforce.

    This translates into a net effect of plus 32.6 per cent, a 1.7 percentage point improvement from the October-December 2006 quarter.

    More information here:

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=64859

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    Supag33k comment: So I thought I would raise this with my pommy mates here, but check first to see if we need your skills.. :biggrin :twisted:
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    I think she forgot to mension the shortage of hairdressers.

    There is a lot of work here in QLD if you are in the construction industry. I have never seen so many houses, roads, shops being built. The place is changing on a daily basis. I can drive along and point out many places that were just fields when I got here and are now massive housing areas.

    Clearly there is a demand for builders, plasteres, tilers, plumbers and electricians etc. I am not so sure that there is the same demand for IT techs but I guess where there is a booming population, there will be a demand for all sorts of workers :rolleyes:
     
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  3. nugget
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    Maybe it's time to start thinking about going home.:eek:
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Where is your home Nugg, meaning where in Oz?
     
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  5. zxspectrum

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    Hey Blue, im just wondering whats the crack with summer work over there. Im interested in doing something that helps me out in my degree in computing and information systems but failing that id quite happily do something else.

    It would also give me a chance to see Oz which is something ive always liked the idea of plus i get over 3 months off in May

    Eddie

    PS im not a hairdresser
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Eddie I'm not sure about the summer job availability. All I can say is that in comparison to the UK, Australia is very hot on people being qualified/certified with Australian recognised credentials before you are allowed to work.

    For example, if you were say a white goods technician in the UK and came here for work, you would need to go back to college and get certified to do that job. Same goes for most things, people have to be qualified or the employers are not allowed to use their skills. The bureaucracy is over the top and you might find yourself unable to find that job. Also any available work would go to Australian citizens if they wished to do it. There are lots of rules and regulations which you would need to make yourself aware of before your arrival.

    If you find yourself on The Gold Coast, be sure to give me a call and we can have a chat and a beer :berrr
     
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  7. Baba O'Riley

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    Speaking as someone with a lot of experience of working abroad; Oz, NZ and the US are about the three hardest countries to get work visas for. Basically, as Bluerinse says, you've got to have a recognised qualification (and not all quals that are recognised in the UK are recoginised globally) and your particular profession has to be in demand. You also need to have a wodge of money behind you. Either that or marry a native eh Pete?
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Preferably a combination of all of them :biggrin
     
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  9. juice142

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    Any old native?

    i.e. Why did Robinson Crusoe always have a long weekend?

    Cos his work was always done by Friday.

    :rolleyes:

    Sorry, beers... :biggrin

    J.
     
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  10. nugget
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    I'm from the west coast (up the eagles), Perth to be exact. Most notably the same place as supag33k.
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Ah Perth, never been there as it's a bloody long way from here but I will one day!

    What's that got to do with Crystal Palace FC? :blink
     
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  12. nugget
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    What have Crystal Palace to with the mighty West Coast Eagles or supag33k?

    Maybe it's just me being thick as usual.:oops:
     
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  13. Jakamoko
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    Aussie spat - excellent !!!

    There'll be a barbie and beers in no time, Guys - watch this space. :biggrin
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    Because Palace are THE Eagles :p

    Firing up the barbie and slapping on the snags as we speak 8)

    VB *toss* :berrr
     
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  15. supag33k

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    Hey Nugget

    Next time you are in town mate we'll have a beer!

    supa
     
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  16. nugget
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    I'll be over there around the middle of July till the middle of august this year mate. Just enough time to get the vb's chilled.:biggrin

    @Bluerinse
    Find out more here.

    As far as I can see "the Eagles" haven't been as succesful in 100 years as the West Coast Eagles have in 20 and are therefore hencewith not worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as "The Mighty Eagles".:noway:tune:shtum

    Oh bugger it, throw some shrimps on the barbie and let's have a beer.

    VB *toss*
     
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  17. Jakamoko
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    Chr1st - do Aussies really say that ?? :tongue

    :alc
     
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  18. Bluerinse
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    Yup and they really do say Fair Dinkum too :biggrin

    No you are right Palace are crap, I was just pulling your plonker :p
     
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  19. Jakamoko
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    BOYCEY !!!!!!!!!! :ohmy:blink:eek:
     
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