Off the announcement of sweeping changes to skilled migration and the funding for university students, it is unsurprising businesses may be worried about whether they’ll be able to fill their skills needs in the future. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is urging the Federal Government to provide detail quickly and efficiently so that businesses, particularly those in regional Queensland, can plan their workforce and be certain that they have the access to the skilled workers they need. Read more.
The number of young people entering into an apprenticeship or traineeship has been declining for the past five years, with student numbers in 2016 reflecting just half (54 per cent) of that in 2012. Read more.
The labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) continue to display interesting results, with the official unemployment rate falling by a further 0.1 points to 6.0 per cent in October. Read more.
The most recent labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have been a source of much discussion and commentary in the past fortnight, with the official unemployment rate for Queensland falling by 0.1 points to 6.1 per cent. Read more.
A new research report on our future workforce warns that Queensland could be “left behind” if we do not embrace progressive reforms in education and training. Read more.