Jobs in Australia

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Jobs outlook in Australia positive, but varies strongly on a regional basis

September 21, 2017 Jobs in Australia

Hiring prospects have improved across Australia for the final quarter of 2017 with the majority of industries looking for employees across almost all states and territories. The latest jobs outlook report from the Manpower Group suggests that while the outlook is good there are considerable regional variations, some quite stark so those looking for jobs […]

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Employers want more temporary and contract workers, especially in IT

September 11, 2017 Jobs in Australia

Almost a quarter of Australian employers say they are increasingly employing temporary and contract staff which could reduce the number of opportunities for overseas professionals. Normally a full time job is needed for a work visa to be granted but with 23% of employers saying they now employ temporary or contract staff on a regular […]

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Unfair working conditions for young overseas workers found in Australia’s Salad Bowl

August 31, 2017 Australia Travel

The crackdown on unfair treatment of international workers, including backpackers and students, in the farming industry in Australia is continuing with a major investigation in Queensland. The Lockyer Valley, known as the salad bowl of Australia, is popular for vegetable picking and jobs are advertised all over the world, particularly aimed at young people spending […]

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Skilled foreign workers don’t take jobs from Australians, it is claimed

August 14, 2017 Jobs in Australia

As Australia gears up for more major changes in visas and citizenship application standards, it is suggested that it is wrong to suggest that migrants take jobs from young people. For several years various employment groups, industry associations and the Government has claimed that too many skilled workers from overseas mean fewer jobs for Australians. […]

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Western Australia reduces state occupation migration list to just 18

July 25, 2017 Australia Immigration

Western Australia has updated its skilled migration occupation list which reveals that the state has a lot of opportunities for overseas professionals in the health sector. The list, which used to consist 178 occupations including bricklayers and engineers, has been reduced down to just 18 with the biggest need for registered nurses and midwives, a […]

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Industries voice concerns about abolition of 457 via stream in Australia

June 8, 2017 Australia Immigration

Almost 60 industries have voiced concerns about the abolition of the 457 visa which allows overseas workers to be employed in Australia for up to four years and can also be a pathway to permanent residency. It is being replaced next year by a two short term visas for up to two years and a […]

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IT organisation calls for more visa application transparency in Australia

June 6, 2017 Australia Immigration

An organisation that represents IT professionals in Australia is calling for more transparency for short term visas as the country moves away from the 457 visa system to a new two tier programme. The Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA) said that it has had concerns for some time about the existing 457 temporary visa programme […]

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“Australian jobs for Australians” policy will not succeed without major immigration cuts

May 30, 2017 Australia Immigration

The Australian Government is taking moves to make sure jobs go to Australians rather than overseas job seekers but if it wants to protect local jobs it needs to cut immigration substantially, it is claimed. Visa changes mean that skilled workers from overseas will no longer be able to use the soon to be abolished […]

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Rural and regional industries in Australia concerned about abolition of 457 visa scheme

May 25, 2017 Australia Immigration

Rural and regional industries in Australia are concerned that they will find it harder and more expensive to recruit skilled workers overseas because of the 457 visa programme being abolished. From July 2018, the 457 visa is being replaced by a new programme that is divided into two visa streams, a short term two year […]

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Abolition of Australian 457 visa programme generally welcomed

April 20, 2017 Australia Immigration

The decision by the Australian Government to abolish the much-criticised 457 visa programme which allowed skilled overseas workers in the country for up to four years has been broadly welcomed. But while most agree that the programme made it ‘too easy’ for firms to employ people from overseas without having sufficient checks to make sure […]

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Job availability rises in all states and territories in Australia

March 20, 2017 Jobs in Australia

The number of jobs on offer in Australia has increased across all states and territories with South Australia seeing the biggest jump in employment adverts, the latest figures show. Overall new job adverts on SEEK rose 8% in February compared to the same month last year with trades and services, which are big source of […]

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