The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is seeking your feedback on your workforce plans and labour market conditions relevant to your business.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder along with the Shire of Coolgardie, the Shire of Leonora, the Shire of Menzies, and leading industry bodies; Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia (CMEWA), Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI), and Regional Development Australia Goldfields-Esperance (RDAGE) (the group), are driving the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). DAMA will enable Goldfields employers sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers in areas experiencing skills and labour shortages.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO, John Walker, said “The group is seeking your views on how the skilled visa programs could be changed to support your business to attract and retain skilled migrants to live and work in the region. This survey will provide a snapshot of the labour requirements of local businesses and aims to provide factual information to establish where gaps are in the labour market.”
Mr Walker added, “Your participation in the survey is crucial in gathering all relevant information required to negotiate a DAMA for the region. We have engaged Ernst & Young to facilitate and assist us to develop a comprehensive business case to present to the Honourable David Coleman, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs. It is important to remember that we always advocate that employment should be offered to Australians first. Where there is a skills shortage, we believe skilled migrants are critical to supplement the local workforce to ensure businesses like you can continue to meet the needs of your clients and for business growth.”
The survey is available until 6.00pm WST Wednesday, 28 November 2018. All responses are completely anonymous and confidential. You can access the survey by this link https://eysurveytool.ey.com/wix/1/p3227611.aspx