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From the Chief Executive - 21 July 2017

From the Chief Executive - 21 July 2017

This week we released our latest Survey of Business Trends and Prospects which showed 35 per cent of our surveyed members are experiencing difficulty in hiring skilled workers.

This is not a new issue facing Victorian businesses, but it does reveal how prevalent skills gaps are, with a third training their existing workers and a quarter actively seeking to hire skilled employees from competitors.

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Jul19
Skills shortages in Australian workforce filled by poaching and training, more than overseas workers

More than a quarter of Victorian businesses affected by changes to 457 Visas for foreign workers say they will look to employ Australian workers, a survey by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicates.

Of 323 Victorian businesses responding to the latest Survey of Business Trends and Prospects, 60 per cent said they invest in training or poach employees from their competitors to fill skills gaps.

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Mar10
Rae's Journey chapter 4: Having a partner

The Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement Program was the best adventure and most fun possible in business. It has left an impression that is quite profound in terms of possibilities for our business in the future.

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