0108 Nakama Sydney Pty Ltd

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Submitterʼs name
Nakama Sydney Pty Ltd
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About the submission

Is your organisation an Approved Sponsor for any of the following programs?
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa program
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa program
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa program
  • Labour agreements
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Other Services
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales


1. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?


What occupations should be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) to the MLTSSL.

223112 Recruitment Consultant

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the MLTSSL.

The Australian economy is dominated by its service sector, comprising 61.1% of the GDP and employing 79.2% of the labour force in 2016.(source:"Australian Industry Report 2016, Australian Government: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science).

In 2015-16, it is estimated the recruitment services industry consisted of almost 7,000 businesses, generated $11.2 billion in revenue and employed over 93,000 people. The size of organisations operating in the commercial recruitment sector in Australia is diverse, with over 90 per cent of organisations employing less than 75 people.(source: "KMPG/Department of Employment Report 2016")

I had the opportunity to migrate to Australia, as a recruitment consultant on a 457 visa in 2005. Now a resident, moving to citizenship, I have continued to contribute to this industry, assisted in establishing a new recruitment business from scratch in 2010 and now MD of said business. I have direct responsibility to hire staff, and have done so for the past 4 years.

I have made every effort to hire local and native Australian citizens as a priority, as you can imagine for a young, growing business, sponsorship costs can be a heavy burden.

However, it has been increasingly difficult to find the experience, the talent and the desire to do this work within the local employee market.

Of my team that are successfully finding Australian jobs for Australian people daily, 60% are either sponsored, going through their PR process or are now residents after transitioning from 457s.
To remove Recruitment Consultant from the Skills Occupation List would be catastrophic for my team, by business, our industry and ultimately it is the Australian people that will suffer, as without us and our industry many will not only loose jobs, they will never find them.

2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?


3. Do you consider that occupations need to be removed from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSSL) or the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

Do you have any supporting material for your submission?

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