01 April 2008
Australian immigration provides the solution for IT companies in need Down Under
A Queensland-based IT company has revealed that, as it needs more than 100 new staff, it will be looking for its recruits through Australian immigration. Technology One has said that it has just recruited nine members of staff from overseas and it will continue to do so over the next year.
Adrian Di Marco Technology One executive chairman, told Australian IT: "It is a fact of life now, with the shortage in Australia, that we just have to hire overseas. We try to portray the benefits of lifestyle here, with the theme of sunshine and beaches." Technology One was founded in 1987 by Mr Di Marco and with the company in need of 120 fresh recruits, they have been using careers fairs in Britain to try and attract Brit workers to pursue an Australian visa and a career Down Under. Recent figures from the Immigration Department of Australia revealed that IT professions received the highest amount of temporary visas in 2006/07. Temporary visas allow workers to stay in the country for up to four years, as well as providing solid foundations for any migrant hoping to pursue permanent residency.