0377 Anonymous

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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
Yes
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
No
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Construction
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
No

Responses

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

Yes

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.

312112 Building Associate

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

We are one of Sydney's Tier 1 Demolition companies, with the continuing BOOM in construction industry throughout Sydney over the past 5yrs, we have seen our staff double then triple in that time. Over the past decade regardless of advertising, and onsite word of mouth promotions, we have only ever employed 2 qualified Supervisors. The remainder have been trained by us during this time, 85% of these supervisors have been sponsored by us on the Skilled Migration 457 Business Entrant Visa. We are a fully Australian owned (family) business, currently employing over 100 people and seeking to employ (ASAP) another 10 supervisors (building associates) and a further 50-60 skilled labourers. But there are NO applicants to our online, print advertisements nor through the labour hire companies we work with. Our professional assessment of the current labour market in Sydney is there is NOT enough skilled workers (particularly Australian) available to supply the demand for Supervisors let alone skilled labourers throughout Sydney. We have no option but to sponsor the skilled migrants (Irish, English, European, South American) to fill the labour shortages. The threat of removing the STSOL for 312112 Building Associate is professional suicide for our company. We will be unable to maintain operations and will have to close business and cease employing the 100 strong (85% Australian) staff. We seek the 312112 Building Associate occupation be placed on the MLTSSL for at least the next 3-5 years as the current labour market has shown no signs of increasing supply to the ever increasing demand for these skilled workers.

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

Yes

What occupations do you recommend should be added to the STSOL?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved be moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL.

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

I have just outlined why our company strongly disagrees with the proposal to REMOVE 312112 Building Associate from the STSOL. We would only add that it should in fact be added to the MLTSSL at this current stage of skills shortages.

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)?

No
Do you have any supporting material for your submission?
No

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