Unemployment Rate AU

Posted on November 14, 2007. Filed under: AU News, Job and Career |

Австралийн ажилгүйлдлийн төвшин 4-5% байдаг ба ерөнхийдөө бага байсаар ирсэн талаар ТВ-р нь хэдэн жилийн өмнөх олон мэдээнүүд хардаг байсан ч сонирхож, хайж олж, орчуулж тавих талаар Монголчууд тэр бүр санаа тавилгүй иржээ. Энэ талаар нэмэлт мэдээлэл хайж, олж уншвал бидэнд илгээгээрэй.

From: www.liveinaustralia.com

November is a wonderful time of year in Australia. The weather is starting to warm in the southern states and the anticipation of Summer and the new year build as we approach the end of yet another year. How time flies! Have you thought about where you would like to be this time next year?

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest levels in 33 years (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics) and in the next year, Australia will also welcome its greatest number of skilled migrants because there are not enough people to fill jobs locally.

It takes time to prepare your application and the DIAC processing period is taking longer due to increased applications. So if you are hoping to move to Australia in 2008, I would suggest you act soon and remember that the better your application is prepared, the greater the chance it will be successful and processed more quickly.

Warm Regards,

Assyl Haidar
CEOSimply click on the links below to automatically scroll down the page of the latest LIVE IN australia.com® news. Click on ‘TOP’ to return to the top of the page:

  1. Top study predicts Australian IT sector to surge
  2. So how do you like Australia?
  3. Top jobs – Top dollar
  4. How far can a migrant go?
  5. Skilled migrants kick goals with Queensland apprentices
  6. South Australia: Grace, pace and opportunity
  7. Aussie Surprise of the Month
  8. A Town like Mildura
  9. Up in the air over aerospace technology?
  10. In Brief

Top study predicts Australian IT sector to surge
An authoritative global study predicts Australia’s IT industry is set to create 40,000 new jobs and generate more than $11 billion over the next four years.

The study, released by analyst IDC and software company Microsoft, examined the IT industry’s impact on local job creation, company formation and tax revenues in 82 countries, representing 99.5 per cent of IT spending worldwide.

It found that the Australian IT sector contributed $30.75 billion, or three per cent, towards Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP).

The report also looked at the Microsoft “ecosystem” – companies and professionals who create, sell, or distribute products that run on Microsoft platforms – which comprises about 40 per cent of total IT employment in Australia.

Overall IT spending is expected to hit $30.75 billion in 2007 and grow 3.6 per cent per year between now and 2011.

Like to join the Aussie IT surge? Log in and take the next step today.

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So how do you like Australia?
– Monique Kamsma, Nederlands.
In Australia on a working holiday, Monique Kamsma found her welding skills were needed urgently by Darwin company, Universal Engineering Northern Territory.

Managing Director Steve Tiley offered to sponsor her on a temporary business (long stay) subclass 457 visa and Monique agreed to give it a go.

“I would like to live here permanently,” Monique said. “There is lots of space and the weather is great. Everywhere I go in Australia there are advertisements for welders. I can’t see myself going back to Holland.”

Steve Tiley said Monique was one of five overseas skilled workers employed at Universal Engineering because of skilled labour shortages. Monique has found that working in a tough, traditionally male field such as welding can be rewarding as well as challenging.

The Australian Government will maintain skilled migration to help meet Australia’s short and long-term labour force needs. Employer-sponsorship on a temporary basis can lead to a permanent employer-sponsored visa.

“I’m really happy that the employer-sponsored temporary entry program has given me the opportunity to become a first class welder and contribute to the Australian economy as well,” Monique said.

Monique Kamsma
Monique from the Nederlands, loves life down-under!

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Top jobs – Top dollar
A new IT Pay around the world report puts Australian Information and Communications Technology(ICT) specialist earnings above those of Japan, Hong Kong and the UK. The report by Mercer ranks Australian ICT pay in the top ten globally in manager, team leader, and professional-specialist categories.

  • Only Switzerland, Denmark and Germany headed Australia in the professional-specialist category.
  • In the management – team leader category Australian pay ranked eighth, at $AU85,436
  • In the manager category Australia came tenth with an average pay of $AU99,640.

Mercer head of human capital Ken Gilbert said, “Australia, which is facing a growing skills shortage of IT professionals is now comparable with other major Western countries. Australia dominates the Asia Pacific region across the board of jobs, with Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea offering the only real competition in the region. Average pay for a top Aussie ICT executive is $AU217,030.”

Get top value from your IT skills. Contact LIA today.

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How far can a migrant go?
– Lord Mayor of Melbourne, John So.
Born in Hong Kong, John So moved to Melbourne, capital of Victoria, as a 17 year old. He earned his science degree and Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne, then taught science at Fitzroy High School before opening his first restaurant in 1976.

A businessman and Justice of the Peace, Mr. So is actively involved in tourism and ethnic community welfare issues. He was a Commissioner of the Ethnic Affairs Commission (1991-93) and is a past Vice President of the Melbourne Chinatown Traders Association.

Mr. So was elected to the Melbourne City Council In 1991, and has now won 4 consecutive elections. In 2001 he was Melbourne’s first popularly elected Lord Mayor. He is widely respected for promoting Melbourne abroad, forging sister-city relations with Osaka, Japan and Tianjin, China and working within the Business Partner City Network of 12 global cities.

Prominent among his achievements is the successful staging of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Also in 2006, he won the title World Mayor, an annual project organised by City Mayors of many nations.

John So’s passion for Melbourne, his enduring enthusiasm, his humanity and modesty have made him very popular. As an Asian immigrant, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor is widely regarded as a true example of the ‘Australian dream’.

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Skilled migrants kick goals with Queensland apprentices
Mackay company Macs Engineering was having difficulty meeting the demands of the booming Queensland mining industry until it hired 10 British and 6 South African boilermakers, sheetmetal workers and a painter under the Australian Government’s Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

These Skilled migrants solved two problems for the engineering firm, which supplies truck and utility bodies for mine sites.

Company Director David Hinder said “It’s an excellent scheme for us. There is major development underway in the Queensland coal industry and exports alone are worth about $1.2 billion annually. The demand for skilled people is critical and it’s going to get tighter as exports increase.”

David sourced the British workers through DIAC’s Australia Needs Skills Expo in London last year. “We spoke to 90 tradespeople before finally employing 10 people,” he said. “The expo was so successful we’re doing the London, Manchester and Dublin expos this year.”

London boilermakers Chris Green and Daniel George, moved to Mackay, where they now enjoy the relaxed Australian lifestyle. Chris, settled in Mackay with his wife Rachel and daughter Jessie, 18 months, and said he enjoyed family activities including walking and collecting shells. “I’m also enjoying passing on my skills to the apprentice,” Chris said.
Daniel, 25, said that as well as earning more money he had taken up sport again. He said. ‘I’m playing soccer for South Rangers and I scored a goal in my first game!’

Lifestyle, well-paid satisfying work, balanced with leisure and family life sound good? Contact an LIA advisor now.

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South Australia: Grace, pace and opportunity
South Australia (SA) was the only Australian state never to have taken convicts from Britain. From November 1836, all settlement was by free settlers, mainly from Britain and Germany. This resulted in a different ‘ambience’, encouraging artistic and cultural innovations. Today’s migrants boost the state’s industrial development and also its cultural richness.

Statistics released recently show the state had a net overseas migration of 4800 people in the March 2007, quarter – the highest level in 25 years. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average quarterly migration for 2006 was about 2800. For the year ending March 31, SA had an overseas migration gain of 12,600 people.

SA Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry and Trade, Karlene Maywald, said the Government had committed $267 million over four years to help settle migrants in SA.

“In our fast-expanding economy, it’s crucial that we have a range of strategies to develop and maintain our skilled workforce – attracting and retaining people from interstate and overseas are crucial components,” she said. “By helping facilitate new arrivals to the state into employment, the skills of migrants are better used and the likelihood of their leaving for interstate to find work is reduced.”

Attracted to a long heritage of liberty, innovation and culture? Contact LIA today.

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Aussie Surprise of the Month

So who invented the rotary lawn mower? Today, they are made in many countries and turn grass into lawn on every continent … well, probably not Antarctica! So it might surprise you to learn Lawrence Hall, a boat engine builder of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1948 invented a rotary blade lawnmower, to cut his parents lawn.

His Mowhall had blades mounted onto a plough disc and used a kerosene tin as the petrol tank, a boat motor and a tubular steel frame. It was so heavy that his son and nephew had to pull it across the lawn with a rope, as well as push it.

However, Mervyn Victor Richardson saw Hall’s mower demonstrated in a Sydney park and, four years later, he tinkered together a lightweight, cheap, prototype rotary-blade lawnmower, with a peach tin for a petrol tank and a two-stroke engine.

It proved the ideal machine to tame the rough grass of backyards throughout Australia’s burgeoning suburban sprawl. Within two years, Richardson had sold 20,000 Victa brand mowers and was already exporting them. In 1992 the five millionth Victa rolled off the assembly line of the world’s biggest lawnmower factory.

If you want a visa service that’s a cut above the rest, log onto LIA and mow down your problems.

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A Town like Mildura
Mildura is a thriving Victorian city of 25,000, on the Murray River, 557 kilometres (346 miles) northwest of Melbourne.

After a major drought from 1877 to 1884 the area developed the irrigation systems that made Mildura an important food producer for domestic and export markets. Now, Mildura is Australia’s fastest growing inland centre and the heart of the Sunraysia Food Bowl, which produces citrus fruits (especially oranges), dried fruits, olives, grains, vegetables, citrus and 80% of Victoria’s wine and table grapes.

Mildura has a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and mild winters, with an average rainfall of about 250mm, falling between May and October. This climate is ideal for al fresco dining, outdoor festivals, exploring national parks and water sports on the Murray and Darling rivers. There are numerous indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, many of international standard.

Economic growth is robust and there are many employment opportunities for plumbers, electricians, carpenters and joiners among other tradespersons.

Mildura boasts high quality primary and secondary schools, a Latrobe University campus, TAFE institutions, as well as modern hospitals and medical clinics servicing the Sunraysia district’s 50,000 residents.

If the idea of a sunny future in a prosperous city appeals, contact LIA without delay.

Mildura City Council: http://www.mildura.vic.gov.au/
Mildura Information: http://www.visitmildura.com.au/about-the-region.html
La Trobe University: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/mildura/
Sunraysia Mallee Economic Development Board http://www.smedb.com.au/main.asp?a=5

Beautiful Mildura
Beautiful Mildura in the north west corner of Victoria

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Up in the air over aerospace technology?
Nova Defence was established by Jim Whalley and Peter Nikoloff, whose specialised skills were developed within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) flight test community.

Nova is based at the Salisbury defence complex, adjacent to the Edinburgh RAAF base, north of Adelaide. But specialists in aerospace technology are a rare breed. Those who test and evaluate highly complex systems such as those used by the ADF are rare, like Doug Friend, a helicopter-test engineer specialising in structures.

It costs millions of dollars to train a test pilot and almost as much for a flight-test engineer and this kind of training isn’t available in Australia, so Nova Defence has hired a UK flight test engineer and a systems safety expert from Italy, a Canadian flight test engineer, a British weapons specialist, a Canadian electronic-warfare test specialist, a PhD level specialist in aerodynamics from the United Kingdom and an airborne self-protection specialist from the United States of America.

All came to Australia on temporary business (long stay) subclass 457 visas. “The 457 visas enable us to get these people here quickly, otherwise we could not do it,” Jim said.

Temporary stay, skilled migrants play a vital role in the Australian economy. Not only do they help business and industry meet their goals and schedules, they play a critical role in supporting and training young workers.

Help build Australia’s security by strengthening the ADF. Contact LIA and let us guide you on your journey to the land of opportunity!

Nova Defence
Nova Defence in South Australia

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In Brief

Vale: John Ilhan
After arriving from Turkey at the age of three, John Ilhan became one of Australia’s most successful immigrants. He died suddenly at only 42, while on a fitness walk near his beachfront home in Brighton, Melbourne. As well as a grieving family, Mr. Ilhan leaves a mobile phone business, which he started in 1991, in suburban Brunswick.

His company, Crazy John’s, now has more than 120 stores across Australia and more than 600 staff. Mr. Ilhan quickly established a reputation as a generous – and usually anonymous – benefactor to numerous charities and small sporting clubs. For example, he established the John Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation with a grant of $1million after discovering his daughter had a dangerous allergy to peanuts.

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More Asians bring their skills to Oz
While still behind New Zealand and the United Kingdom, increasing numbers of skilled immigrants from Asian nations are being welcomed into Australia. The official migration program is focused on skilled migration to ensure that new arrivals can quickly join the work force and integrate smoothly into Australian society. Asian countries that showed increases include:

  • India with 13,496 settlers arriving in 2006-07, up from 11,286 in 2005-06
  • China with 12,009 settlers arriving in 2006-07, up from 10,581 in 2006-06, and
  • the Philippines with 5,561 settler arrivals in 2006-07, up from 4,871 in 2005-06.

Log onto LIA and see if your skills match Australia’s current needs.

Aussie Word of the Month
Woop Woop
– any remote town or location.

Aussie words in action: Whether you want to live in a big city or up Woop Woop somewhere, your LIA Migration Advisor has the facts you need.

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