Australian Immigration News Skilled Occupation List 2012
Additions to the SOL
133513 Production Manager (Mining)
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Removals from the SOL
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler
Hospitality industry fuming after immigration snub. “The hospitality industry is furious after chefs and cooks were left off the Federal Government’s updated migration eligibility list, even though the market continues to suffer a crippling skills shortage that’s forcing businesses to close.
The culinary snub comes despite the fact food-related businesses are performing better this year – yesterday’s forecast by Access Economics pegged food as growing faster than most sectors. But Restaurant and Catering Australia chief executive John Hart told SmartCompany this morning that although turnover is growing; there simply aren’t enough staff to take advantage of the uptick in sales.”
According to Job Outlook just counting chefs, cooks, patisserie and kitchen hands, the industry employs 300,000, excluding baristas, wait staff, bar personnel, hotel/motel personnel and tourism industry; with very significant natural turnover and ageing work force.