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Displaying items by tag: Skills Shortage

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:45

Skills shortage spruikers spark salary swell

IT recruiters have spent the first few weeks of the year spruiking IT skills shortages, and employers will be among the first to feel the effect. A survey released today by workforce specialist Chandler McLeod suggests that IT professionals now believe they can earn $175,000 a year as a result of the perceived shortages.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 15:13

Wrinkles rankle recruiters

By 2030 one in five Australians will be aged 65 and over - but they'd best not expect a job in IT&T - a sector showing signs of entrenched ageism. Wrinkles, it seems, rankle recruiters.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:49

IT outperforms overall job market

By the end of November demand for IT skills had risen 33.21 per cent on an annualised basis - well above the 26.85 per cent in the overall jobs market, suggesting it's time to finally break out some seasonal good cheer.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:58

Skills dip pressures government 457 rules

Recruitment company Candle has again called on the Government to revise the rules governing 457 visas, in order to allow recruitment companies to bring in skilled people from overseas, and bench them until a suitable position can be found. Only then will major IT projects such as the NBN, e-health initiatives and banking revamps be able to access skills when and where they need them.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:40

Skills shortage sharpens, salaries surge

The long anticipated IT skills shortage has re-emerged with a shortfall of 2,800 people recorded in the September Clarius Skills Index and signs that salaries have started to rise - in some cases by up to 20 per cent.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 13 September 2010 14:58

Digital skills shortage fuels $2billion deficit

Fears have been raised that Australia will remain a net importer of digital content unless local companies can hire more people with current skills. A release issued today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at QUT estimates the trade deficit already stands at $2 billion.

Published in Education
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:49

IT salaries stuck in neutral

While demand for IT skills is on the rise, salaries are proving tough to budge - and significant increases aren't now expected until mid 2011 according to a salary survey released today by recruitment company Peoplebank Australia - a result which has caught the firm by surprise.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:10

Canberra IT jobs face arid future

Hopes that the Canberra IT jobs market might reignite post election have been dashed by the capital's biggest IT recruitment agency which has warned it could be March before demand picks up if the election delivers a change of government.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 02 August 2010 07:44

Candle lights on new brand strategy

Recruitment business Candle has kicked off its brand refresh which general manager Linda Trevor promised when she joined the firm 10 weeks ago, as it strives to reclaim the number one IT recruitment slot.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:03

Staff churn looms for skinflint employers

Australian enterprises faced with the spectre of IT skills crises should revisit their professional development programmes in order to retain key employees longer, and reduce the costs associated with staff churn.

Published in Education
Monday, 26 July 2010 15:14

Dimension Data embarks on pre-merger spree

Just weeks after announcing Japanese giant NTT would buy it for £2.1 billion, Dimension Data has embarked on an Australian recruitment spree - announcing that it is looking for 170 new personnel over the next six months to meet rising market demand.

Published in Recruitment
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 09:53

Women fail to scale IT tree

For every 15 male IT managers there is just one female counterpart. Although lower down the IT tree the balance is slightly less skewed, still only one in five IT professionals is a woman - an issue which left unchecked could exacerbate the IT skills crisis according to recruitment firm Greythorn.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 08:13

NBN leading to 457 visa surge and salary hikes

Demand for ICT skills to develop the national broadband network is one factor leading to the reappearance of an Australian IT skills shortage and a surge in demand for overseas IT professionals to plug the gaps.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 22 February 2010 13:13

Project managers flood Melbourne

Around 650 project and programme managers are expected to descend on Melbourne this week for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Congress - just as demand for IT project managers is again on the march in Australia.

Published in Education
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 17:40

Skills and salaries skip ahead

After a year in the doldrums there are early signals that demand for ICT skills is again on the rise - particularly for business analysts, programme and project managers and test analysts - suggesting that salary increases may also lie ahead.

Published in Market
Anticipating deep shortages of technical and trade skills as it plans to roll-out its National Broadband Network, NBN Company executive chairman Mike Quigley says the venture will design and deliver its own specialist training courses with partners around the country.

Published in Market
Sunday, 13 September 2009 08:30

Tech skills: CIO Steward flattens demand spikes

The Australian Government will cope with expected skills shortages in the tech sector as the economy picks up through better management of public sector demand,  the Commonwealth's chief information officer Ann Steward says.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 30 July 2009 08:40

'Inevitable' ICT skills crisis looms

Even as unemployment in the wider economy grows, Australia will face critical ICT skills shortages as soon as next year, with the public sector expected to be worst hit, according to research group Intermedium.

The bottom in ICT employment has been reached and demand for skilled jobs is once again on the rise, according to the latest market survey from a major technology recruiter. The news adds to a growing list of evidence of a return to health of the ICT jobs scene.

Published in Enterprise Staff
The boss of one of Australia's largest ICT recruiters says the much delayed National Broadband Network could provide hundreds of desperately needed ICT jobs. ICT project managers are being let go by the hundreds across Australia and recruiters are looking to the Telecoms sector to keep the market afloat with projects like the NBN.

Published in Beerfiles
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