24 November 2011

Australian employers target skilled Irish workers

An event at Aviva stadium in Dublin this weekend promises hundreds of Australian jobs for skilled Irish workers wishing to emigrate to Australia across a range of industry sectors.

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An event in Dublin this weekend sees Australian employers targeting skilled Irish workers.

Prospective Australia visa applicants will be able to meet fifteen Australian employers who are looking to fill positions in engineering and construction, among other areas. Each year, in excess of 20,000 people from Ireland already travel to Australia on a working-holiday basis, however employers are now looking to fill longer term skill shortages through Australian skilled migration.

International trade services manager at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Australia Keith Seed has said up to 10,000 skilled workers are required in Australia in the “immediate future”.

“There is huge demand for human resources in Australia, especially in Queensland and Western Australia … At only 4 per cent unemployment in the country, we have to look further afield to fill many highly skilled position”, said Mr. Seed.

Over 1,200 jobs have now been confirmed for the expo, according to the website for the event, including over 400 from global engineering services and consulting company Hatch, who have offices all over Australia. Representatives of Western Australia are said to have over 3,000 skilled migration visas available for the event, which was recently endorsed by the state’s Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent migration consultancy specialising in helping people lodge applications with the Australian Embassy.

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