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That costs money as you know, plus there's all the taxes one has to pay with the move, all adds up
Childcare, aged care and bus drivers.
I worked on a project a couple of years back recruiting bus drivers and they were short on numbers then. There is usually an advert in the job paper recruiting most weeks.
My friend retrained in aged care after wanting a change from working in an office. I advised her to study with an ex colleague of mine who has a very good reputation within the aged care sector and has contacts within the industry who look for her recommendations. My friend has plenty of work and has been working 7 days a week. This is a growth area because of South Australia's ageing population.
Childcare/nanny's are also growth area.
OH works in IT in infrastructure. His skills have been in demand from arrival and continue to be in demand. From week 3 here he has been in permanent employment and I would be confident if he decided to change jobs he would pick up work fairly easily. The company he works for recruits on a pretty regular basis, due to employees moving on to other IT roles and because there is growth within the company. Recruiters are looking for a whole package and someone who will fit well into a team/company environment, not just someone who has IT ability/skills.
We have been here 4 months. I'm a nurse and my husband is an aircraft engineer. I had a job to come to and my husband got one a month after he commenced looking. I have to say we have both been very lucky but also we both have many years experience but also both have very specialised skills. I think Adelaide employers are looking for people who can 'hit the ground running' so if you have the specific skills they need you will be successful. When the new adelaide hospital opens I'm sure there will be more opportunities available for nurses but as far as I'm aware I don't think there are an abundance of nursing posts either unless you fancy remote area work.
Following on from my posting about jobs in demand, this article implies nannies are getting more and more in demand.....
More nannies from Asia and extending their visas 'could solve childcare crisis'
- Employing Asia nannies would help save money in the long run
- Extension of au pairs visa from six months to a year another option
- Opening up system to workers from Indonesia could help solve crisis
- However, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten does not agree with this
- Mr Shorten says it's not the way to solve the big challenges in childcare
By John Carney for Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 14:21 EST, 5 April 2015 | Updated: 15:21 EST, 5 April 2015
Employing cheap labour from Asia and having the length of working visas doubled are two ways of combating the childcare shortage in Australia authorities have said.
Instead of employing European students on working holidays to act as au pairs industry experts want to attract more workers from Asia where wages are low.
Extending au pairs on working holiday visas - who earn $250 a week as live-in nannies - to stay with one family for a year instead of the current six months is another option.
Compared with childcare rates of $100 a day or more, overseas nannies and au pairs can provide a cheaper and more flexible option for families with more than one child.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Ross Taylor of the Indonesia Institute said provided protections were in place, opening up the au pair system to more workers from Indonesia could help deal with the crisis.
‘Indonesia has almost a million people working as au pairs around the world. Many are in countries that are not as safe and secure as Australia,’ he says.
Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says foreign nannies are not the solution for increasing problems with the childcare system
‘Why not provide a serious opportunity for women for a safe environment where they can learn English and send money home?’
Around 10,000 au pairs travel to Australia each year.
Parents and au pair agencies complain the six-month rule currently be used is unsettling for families and tough on children particularly those with autism and special needs.
By working in Australia nannies from Indonesia and the Philippines can learn English and send money home
However, foreign nannies paid as little as $250 a week are not the answer to limited childcare and rising costs, federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says.
The Productivity Commission has suggested that extending the length of working visas for live-in nannies from overseas could help tackle the childcare shortage.
Mr Shorten says that's not the way to solve the big challenges in childcare.
Foreign nannies paid as little as $250 a week are not the answer to limited childcare, says Mr Shorten
'I think what we need to do is make sure it's properly funded, that people can afford to pay it, that the fees aren't getting out of control and of course its good quality for our kids,' he told the Nine Network on Sunday.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison says the government will examine the Productivity Commission's recommendations.
Last edited by Jessica Berry; 05-04-2015 at 07:25 AM.
The company I work for (BMD) have just been awarded the $8.4 million Henley Square waterfront redevelopment project, so could be some opportunities there for work folks.
I am guessing that they will have a fair few subcontractors on that project too, so worth delving a little deeper to find out whom they will be, I will post if I find out more.