ASI looks at ways to boost skilled migration

ASI calls on government to increase skilled migration numbers

The ASI is exploring ways to boost skilled migration post COVID.  ASI through the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Federal Government to increase permanent skilled migration numbers. The size and composition of the migration program will be handed down in the May Federal Budget. ASI WA state manager James England said the steel industry needs special consideration from governments, with many steel jobs falling outside the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations. “Detailers are the classic example but galvanisers and riggers/erectors also get lumped in with non-steel related firms that are either competing with us or do different work,” England said.  “I’m hoping my talks with Business Industry Regional Outreach (BIRO) and work by other ASI state managers and ACCI will deliver some much-needed solutions to clarify job roles and fill job gaps.”

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