Vacancy rates in automotive jobs rise

Motor Staff, a recruitment specialist has reported that almost 40,000 automotive technicians are needed to fill vacant roles Australia wide.

David Hennessy, Motor Staff’s national recruitment manager told GoAutoNews Premium that in many cases candidates are simply not available in Australia and the problem has been exacerbated by the recent tightening of the temporary immigration plan for workers previously known as 457 visas.

“Our industry has suppressed, versus other industries, the remuneration expectations of those individuals to such a point that we are not making them any more,” he said.

“In addition, Australia has just placed further restrictions on importing tradesmen. So it’s all about to become more difficult.

“There are about 40,000 technician jobs available.

“I would suggest that we don’t bring up our children to be auto technicians and go through a trade only to have their remuneration capped at, say, $55,000 to $65,000 a year for the rest of their lives,” he said.

Check out the MTA Queensland Jobs Board for the latest automotive vacancies in Queensland.

Source: GoAutoNewsPremium

15 Jun 2018