According to The Age newspaper, the huge planned Chevron natural gas project (worth about $US40 billion) in Australia, together with other gas mining projects, will result in severe shortages of construction workers and will force the Department of Immigration to relax rules so that enough workers can enter the country and undertake work required to get the oriject underway.
Mining projects – about 12 are currently planned or underway - fuel Australia’s economy and workers hired by mining recruitment firms are reeady to offer high premiums for skilled workers such as welders, pipe fitters, project managers and engineers. In Western Australia alone, the State is predicting a shortage of about 40 000 construction workers. About 70 000 workers will be needed Australia wide in the next decade.
Click here to read the full story.
Sort Out My Visa is a Australian and NZ visa specialist, providing visa and migration services to individuals and families wanting to travel to, conduct business, work or live in Australia or New Zealand. Visit Sort Out My Visa for more information.