Ideally, the Australian hospitality industry would attract a majority of their workers from local sources, but with the continuing growth of the Australian hospitality sector there is a ongoing shortage of skilled workers to service the current and future demand.
The expansion of new hotels, restaurants, bars and catering services means that the local market is under pressure to supply the necessary skilled and unskilled labour that is required.
There is currently a range of migration schemes that facilitate international workers to fill specific gaps in the labour market and evidence of the Department of Immigration listening to industry is when Chef’s were added to the relevant occupation lists, in an attempt to make it easier for business to attract chefs from overseas.
Furthermore, the regional and remote areas of Australia are heavily affected by the seasonality of their hospitality industry which means that more often than not there simply aren’t enough skilled local workers to fill the jobs.
Services and Solutions
Ethos Migration understand the demands on the hospitality industry and the need to provide successful outcomes within often limited time frames.
The changes to the sponsored working visa programme has been met with a level of uncertainly particularly for restaurant owners that are reliant on overseas workers to supplement their Australian workforce in both back and front of house operations.
At Ethos Migration we can provide the industry with strategic advice and services going forward in relation to the TSS visa, alternative skilled pathways for employment including the, Direct Entry Stream, and the Regional Sponsorship Scheme.
We can also enable you or your business with an understanding of the implication of any caveated occupations such as:
- Café/ Restaurant Manager
- Conference & Event Organizer
- Facilities Manager
We have experience handling a number of the hospitality industry matters, including: