Australians are crying! Work visas increased by 15%, tens of thousands of Chinese and Indian applicants came to Australia to grab jobs
"Chinatown"-Official media of Chinese Australians
According to a report by The Australian on Friday, workers from India, the UK and China are lining up to win the Australian job. The number of 457 work visa applicants has jumped by 15% in a year.
The Ministry of Immigration has approved work visas for thousands of engineers and nurses in the past year, although the Ministry of Employment has cancelled the “skill shortage” status of engineers and nurses. Despite the high unemployment rate in Australia, data from the Department of Immigration shows that 150 million temporary immigrants-including international students, 457 visa holders and backpackers-have the right to work in Australia.
Nearly one-fifth of the technicians, technicians, miners, catering industry workers and professional workers are foreigners holding a 4-year 457 visa. Foreign workers with short-term contracts now account for one-twentieth of the workforce in Australia’s IT sector.
Australia’s unemployment rate is now 6%, and 8.5% of the labor force is underemployed, eager to increase the workload. According to the latest data from the Department of Immigration, the number of 457 visa applicants has soared by 15%. In the nine months to March this year, a total of 3 applications were submitted, compared with 4 in the same period last year.
Catering, IT and technology industries contributed to this increase. Applications from the hotel and catering industries increased by 37%, applications from the IT industry increased by 31%, and applications from professionals, science and technology industries also jumped by 27%.
Half of the applicants are from India, the United Kingdom and China. In the nine months to March, more than a quarter of 3 visas were granted to foreign students and backpackers already living in Australia.
According to data provided to the Senate’s work visa system hearings, in the nine months to March, the Immigration Department approved 3 temporary work visas for nurses and 832 visas for engineers.
News compiled from "The Australian"
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