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Pressure to increase skilled worker intake



The Australian Industry Group wants the Government to increase the immigration intake by granting an extra 30,000 visas in 2014-15Immigration News

The Australian Industry Group wants the Government to increase the immigration intake by granting an extra 30,000 visas in 2014-15, with a particular focus on skilled migrants.

Australia's ageing workforce and skills shortages in industries such as mining, construction and engineering have prompted calls for skilled migration. Importing these skills from overseas workers is the fastest way to fill these gaps.

Mr Willox from the AI Group says while there are Australians without work, there are not enough skilled workers for a range of specialist occupations.

"Employers are increasingly concerned about the skill levels of graduates both from universities and schools, and this is something that we need to address” Mr Willox argued.

"We have seen Australia slipping down the tables when it comes to those basic skills around our science, technology, engineering, mathematics skills."

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