- United States
The Australian government has decided to set up a guest staff scheme to cope up with the workers deficiency in the field of agriculture.
Following the Aussie immigration rules, the staff’s shortage has been affecting the country’s economy, as people do not take any interest to work in remote areas.
At the moment, the Australian employers have been failed to find staff to fill the vacant vacancies, which compelled the government to announce a scheme for the natives of neighboring nations.
According to the guest worker scheme, the natives of East Timor, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu are eligible to work in Australia on seasonal basis.
The Australian employment minister, Bill Shorten stated that that the local society has been failed to fill up the unoccupied vacancies, therefore, they decided to announce the guest worker scheme.
According to Shorten, following this scheme, they are all set to welcome the competent workforce from the neighboring countries.
“Australian employers in the horticulture sector unable to source enough local Australian workers will now be able to access a reliable, returning seasonal workforce,” he stated while speaking to the media.
In the meantime, he claimed that the decision to allow non-Australian nationals would help the employers to increase the scope of the agriculture in the county, which will ultimately boost up the country’s economy.
The minister of employment also showed confidence over the abilities and skills of the seasonal workers, and expressed hope that they will help them to achieve the desired purpose.
“Employers will now have certainty at harvest time and seasonal workers will be able to improve their skills and have a level of financial security,” Shorten stated.
Considering the seasonal staff scheme, it has been generally assumed that Australia can strengthen its economy, if it streamlines the agriculture’s business.
Tags: Australia, Australia immigration, Guest Worker, Seasonal staff