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    Digital project management skills and those with expertise in civil construction and data analysis are likely to be most in demand from employers in Australia in 2019, according to a new jobs report. Those looking for skilled positions in Australia will also see demand in accountancy and...
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    The top 20 highest paid industries in Australia have been revealed in a new analysis report which gives those considering a move to the country an idea of the areas where jobs are doing well. Mining, resources and energy industries top the list from employment marketplace SEEK, and have the...
  3. Jobs and work
    The outlook for jobs in Australia reached one of the strongest levels for six years in the first quarter of 2018 with high demand in finance, retail and real estate. The latest employment outlook survey from the Manpower Group says that the jobs market is upbeat despite some declines in hiring...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Certain categories, mostly relating to financial services, will no longer be available until at least the end of June 2018 for visa applicants for positions in the state of South Australia. The South Australian Government has announced restrictions to its High Points category for visas due to a...
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    More jobs are available in the mining, resources and energy sector in Australia with engineering and technology also registering a high demand for skilled workers. It is good news for professionals from overseas, although employers are now facing new regulations for visas that come into force...
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    The number of jobs in Australia increased for the 15th month in a row in December, but employers may be holding off recruiting abroad because of visa changes due to take effect in March. Overall 2017 was the best year for jobs growth ever with figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics...
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    Mining jobs used to be a real draw for skilled workers looking to work in Australia but a downturn saw the number falling. Now a new report suggests that the sector is recovering and some skills shortages have emerged with more likely to appear during 2018. (pkproject/Bigstock.com)...
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    The latest bi-annual update to the skilled occupation list in Australia for people seeking visas to work in the country has been published. The six monthly update follows the review conducted by the Department of Jobs and Small Business in late 2017 and it adds and takes off certain occupations...
  9. Jobs and work
    Cyber security experts and civil construction professionals are likely to be in high demand in Australia in 2018, according to the latest analysis of the employment market. These are industries where there are also likely to be opportunities for skilled workers from overseas as there are...
  10. Jobs and work
    The Fair Work Ombudsman in Australia has issued a series of tips for backpackers and seasonal workers to help them understand their workplace rights and obligations while working on farms. As part of a three-year campaign to highlight the rights of people working in what is known as the harvest...
  11. Jobs and work
    People considering a move to Australia in 2018 will be encouraged by the latest jobs outlook report which shows that hiring expectations have hit a six year high off the back of a strong labour market. In particular the outlook across mining and construction, finance, insurance and real estate...
  12. Jobs and work
    A lack of local work experience and a foreign sounding name are among the barriers new arrivals to Australia face in finding work, a survey has found. The research from migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia also found that migrants felt excluded by recruitment processes and that...
  13. Jobs and work
    Australia is experiencing a mismatch between the skills jobseekers possess and those employers want, suggesting there is still demand for professionals in many industries from abroad. Overall, despite an existing pool of labour, employers in Australia still find it difficult to fill jobs that...
  14. Jobs and work
    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...
  15. Jobs and work
    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...
  16. International 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...
  17. Jobs and work
    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...
  18. Visas and 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...
  19. Visas and 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...
  20. Visas and 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...
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