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18 Jan 08

Good employment rates encourage Australian immigration

Employment rates in Australia rose for the 14th month in a row in December. This shows good economic growth in the country and may encourage people to think that Australian immigration is a good way to find employment as well as new surroundings. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 per cent from 4.5 per cent in November.
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17 Jan 08

Australian immigration 'could be key to solving skills shortage'

Australia is finding it hard to recruit staff to particular roles. The skills shortage could result in a lot more people being persuaded by the attractions of Australian immigration, according to a recruitment agency. The skills shortage means Australian employers are interviewing candidates who are suitable for roles, as and when they are available, regardless of there being a vacancy or not.
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15 Jan 08

Australian immigration for science sector

Qualified science workers are finding many job opportunities in Australia at the moment, according to research by employment consultant Kelly Services. Scientists considering Australian immigration may find their specialist skills in high demand.
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15 Jan 08

Shortage of engineers for Australian immigration

The Australian energy and mining industries have warned that current levels of engineering graduates from Australian universities will not be enough to meet the severe skills shortage expected in the next 20 years. Foreign trained engineers will find continuing opportunities and high salaries if they have an Australian visa.
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15 Jan 08

Funding for tourism jobs and Australian working holiday visa holders

The state government of Western Australia has announced new funding to attract skilled workers for the tourism industry and Britons with Australian working holiday visas will be welcome. Tourism minister Sheila McHale said the A$590,000 funding is important to meet the skills shortages being experienced by the A$5 billion tourism industry.
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14 Jan 08

Labour market positive for Australian immigration

Australia's labour market continues to be tight, creating opportunities for people interested in Australian immigration, according to the latest SEEK Employment Index. Despite a slowing of activity just before Christmas, the last six months of 2007 saw the index rise by 7.7 per cent.
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11 Jan 08

Western Australia wants an Australian immigration boost

The state of Western Australia enjoyed 12 per cent economic growth in 2007 but future growth is threatened by labour shortages, according to economists. The state Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is highlighting the need for more skilled workers through Australian immigration.
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11 Jan 08

Middle England is moving to Australian immigration

The borough of Sefton in the north-west of England is now the sixth largest in terms of people emigrating, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS found that approximately 3,500 people left to find a new life overseas in the five years from 2001 to 2006.
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08 Jan 08

Australian immigration for booming house building sector

House-building approvals in Australia were up nearly nine per cent in November and higher employment, wages, Australian immigration and increased apartment building were to blame. The growth went against the predictions of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and followed a 3.6 per cent decrease in October.
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07 Jan 08

Australian immigration for SME staffing

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Australia are expecting the skills shortage to continue to be a serious concern in 2008, creating opportunities for Australian immigration. In fact over 50 per cent of senior managers rate the skilled labour shortage as the biggest risk for their business, according to the latest survey.
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04 Jan 08

'Feeding frenzy' for Australian resources means soaring demand for Australian immigration

Asia's demand for Australia's natural resources is creating a shortage of skilled workers in the mining industry that is creating huge opportunities for people with Australian visas. The director of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in Western Australia, David Parker, has said "there's a feeding frenzy going on over Australian resources".
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