Australia’s Tech Sector Looks Overseas for Talent

Australia’s Tech Sector Looks Overseas for Talent

Like many other industries in Australia, the technology industry is also experiencing skills shortages. 82% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) plan to hire permanent IT staff from overseas.

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Businesses and Industry Groups Call for Visa Processing to be Sped Up

Businesses and Industry Groups Call for Visa Processing to be Sped Up

Businesses and industry groups are aware that it will take some time to overcome current labour shortages but feel that if visa processing is expedited then these labour shortages will be resolved a lot sooner.

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How to Hire Employees Who Live Overseas

How to Hire Employees Who Live Overseas

Employers should be familiar with the process of hiring from overseas: this includes complying with Australian and overseas laws and any industrial relations factors that may apply.

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2022 Federal Election: How do Liberal and Labor Compare When It Comes to Immigration?

2022 Federal Election: How do Liberal and Labor Compare When It Comes to Immigration?

With a federal election looming, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader, Anthony Albanese have hit the campaign trail. As is always the case, immigration is a hot election topic and will be of interest to many business owners who may be considering employing overseas workers. So, what do each of the parties have in mind when it comes to immigration?

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How Long Does It Take to Recruit Staff from Overseas?

How Long Does It Take to Recruit Staff from Overseas?

Where skills shortages exist in Australia, it is not uncommon for businesses to seek employees from overseas. Australia’s Skilled Migration Program is designed to attract migrants who can make a significant contribution to the Australian economy and fill positions where there are no Australian workers available.

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What is Labour Market Testing?

What is Labour Market Testing?

In order for businesses to employ foreign workers they need to sponsor them under a Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (subclass 482) or a Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (SERS) Visa (subclass 494). To be able to sponsor overseas workers, employers must first undertake labour market testing as part of the nomination stage of the application process.

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