Labour Shortages in Western Australia

July 29, 2011


In an extraordinary move designed to drive essential oversees workers into Perth, soon Western Australia will be given a fundamental opportunity to address their severe labour shortages as Perth joins the list of regional employment areas.

It will come as a necessary move to fill Perth’s vast skill shortages as figures show that in just 4 years, Western Australia will have a shortfall of 36,000 skilled workers, estimated to swell to 150,000 by 2017 unless drastic measures like this are taken.

By including Perth in the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, it gives the city access to approximately 16,000 places reserved for skilled regional visas and allows employers to recruit the eligible overseas skilled workers that they desperately need.

Already, the Training and Workforce Development Minister, Peter Collier, has finished a 10 day recruitment drive in the UK to promote Western Australia as a lucrative destination for skilled migrants, and has received an exceptional response.

As job vacancies rise and not enough local people to fill the positions, if you’ve been thinking about a move to Australia, then Perth could be a perfect location for you. By the end of the year, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship will have made significant legislative changes to allow semi-skilled overseas workers to fill the thriving industries in Perth as it decisively becomes a regional area.

With Western Australia’s booming economy, there has never been a better time to think about emigrating to one of Australia’s most successful regions. To talk to an expert about your relocation plans call The Emigration Group on 01244 321 414 (North) or 0207 118 2526 (South) today.

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