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Date PostedJune 2, 2019

Builders Warn of Global Construction Skills Shortage

Australian’s home building sector through Housing Industry Association’s Harley Dale has expressed concern over a looming skills shortage.

The HIA has called for a separate contractor visa to be introduced which could bring workers into Australia for building construction projects including tilers and bricklayers.

He said small businesses in the sector were already struggling to recruit and train tradeworkers, so making restrictions to visas was “disappointing”.Mr Dale said it is more expensive to do now. See more at https://www.smh.com.au/business/small-business/builders-warn-global-workers-critical-amid-skills-shortage-20190428-p51hwe.html

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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