Australia is rapidly expanding visa programs for Pacific Islanders to fill labour shortages. More needs to be done to overcome cultural tensions in local communities.
For immigrants to be a panacea for our demographic and economic challenges, they must be able to find skills-appropriate employment and settle into communities.
For a long time, arts organisations retained staff attracted to the ‘romance of being creative’. That’s no longer enough.
Since borders reopened, backpacker numbers have have failed to recover as hoped.
Canada is facing a critical shortage of skilled tradespeople, only doomed to get worse with retirement rates. Our only hope is to attract more workers before it’s too late.
Jim Chalmers & Michelle Grattan.
For Treasurer Jim Chalmers, this week's jobs and skills summit is the prelude to what will be his main game, the October budget.
300,000 more workers in this age group in UK are now economically inactive, pointing to a major challenge for the government.
With employers struggling to hire enough workers, reliance on automation is becoming more of a necessity than just a source of competitive advantage.
The claim that workers are simply moving to white-collar sectors obscures structural barriers to labour mobility, including racism and discrimination.
This is a proportional response to managing risk at this stage of the pandemic, with so many of us vaccinated and receiving boosters. However, we need to monitor these changes.
As global travel slowly resumes and many young people start thinking about working overseas again, global competition for this market will be intense.
Wind turbines need building, heat pumps need installing – but Britain has a chronic skills shortage.
It could push up prices and pay.
A new report by the Migration Advisory Committee on the impact of EU migration on the UK has highlighted the reliance of farms on migrant labour.
Atlantic Canada has thousands of available jobs with no one to fill them. Here’s what various companies, big and small, are doing to attract and retain immigrant workers.