Older employees are likely to be more loyal and stay in the retail sector long term, new research by UK-based Skillsmart Retail has suggested. A survey by the Sector Skills Council into the attitude of...

The ARA Retail Institute is offering free training to industry newcomers and canvassing host employers to provide on-the-job training under the Federal Government’s Productivity Places scheme in...

Victorian Premier John Brumby today unveiled a $316 million overhaul of the training sector which, it is hoped, will help deal with the skills shortage. Under the biggest investment in Victoria’s...

The Australian Government will implement a pilot program to trial the National Farmers’ Federation’s (NFF’s) Workforce from Abroad Employment Scheme – yesterday approving a new...

A new community kitchen, which assists in boosting the number of skilled hospitality workers while also helping disadvantaged members of the community, was opened today by Victorian Premier John Brumby.The...

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, yesterday released new data showing a 27 per cent increase in the temporary skilled migration (subclass 457 visa) program for 2007-08. Senator...

Small Business Minister Margaret Quirk said today that she was relieved that the Rudd Government had recognised the State’s migration needs by committing to develop a migration plan for Western Australia....

Australia’s skills crisis is becoming more evident by the day with fast-food giants McDonald’s and KFC forced to use the ‘457′ skilled visa program to recruit staff in Queensland.The...

In a bid to ease Western Australia’s tourism and hospitality labour shortage, an innovative new online campaign aims to attract young working holidaymakers from the United Kingdom. It features a...

Australian chefs are in demand and, with suitable chefs becoming harder to find, their wages could keep on rising. Over 200 advertisements for chefs have been added to job website Seek in the past three...