Who wouldn’t want to earn a great living while travelling the world? For Fijians looking to work in Australia, the Packleader Labour Hire Scheme makes it possible.
Labour mobility has been a key feature of the Australian economy for many years, and the benefits of this arrangement are well-documented. Businesses in Australia have been able to access a large pool of highly-skilled workers from across the Asia-Pacific region, helping to drive economic growth and development.
In return, workers can take advantage of better employment opportunities and earn higher incomes. In addition, numerous social and cultural benefits flow from labour mobility arrangements, increased productivity and innovation, and improved workplace diversity, such as increased understanding and tolerance between different cultures.
We established the Packleader Labour Hire scheme in response to the growing need for reliable and experienced workers in regional Australia. Packleader Labour Hire provides an opportunity for Pacific Islanders to earn a steady income and gain valuable work experience while contributing to the development of their local communities. Pacific workers have proved reliable and hardworking and have positively contributed to the Australian economy.
The program aims to fill labour shortages across a vast majority of industries. It will also provide participating Pacific Islanders with invaluable skills and knowledge that can be transferred back home and be used to build better futures for themselves and their families.
The Packleader Labour Hire scheme is an integral part of Australia’s commitment to supporting the economic development of the Pacific region.
Here are a few great reasons why working in Australia should be your next big move:
THE JOB MARKET REMAINS STRONG
The demand for skilled professionals in Australia is quite high- according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are a whopping 423,000 unfilled positions.
And while the greatest employment gap lies in trades, technology, tourism, healthcare, and hospitality, there is still a huge need for staff across all industries, including:
And the list goes on. Bottom line: Looking for work? The opportunities are endless.
YOU’LL EARN A DECENT WAGE
Fijian workers on the Packleader Pacific Labour Hire Scheme can expect to earn an Australian-equivalent wage. The Australian minimum wage is AU 21.38 per hour or FJD 32.67 per hour.
The average working week of 38 hours equates to AU 812.44 per week or roughly FJD 1,200 per week.
When managed well, this could allow you to save, provide for your family back home, pay off debts and loans, and secure a better future for your loved ones.
GREAT WORKING CONDITIONS AND BENEFITS
Fijian workers from the ages of 21- 45 years on the Packleader Labour Hire Scheme fall under the responsibility of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. All workers will be employed under Fair Work Act 2009.
This legislation offers a safety net for employees to ensure minimum entitlements, flexible working arrangements, fairness in the workplace, and the prevention of discrimination. You’ll also be covered by Australian workplace health and safety laws.
In addition, are several other benefits that come with working in Australia, such as:
You’ll have access to world-class facilities and resources.
Working in Australia also gives you the opportunity to work with some of the best equipment and resources in the world
Personal and professional growth and development.
You’ll have the chance to work with a diverse range of people.
Access to world-class health support and benefits should you need it.
Global networking opportunities.
Working in Australia exposes you to different cultures and lifestyles. It can be an excellent opportunity to learn new things and broaden your perspective.
You’ll have the opportunity to travel and explore Australia, one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
You may even make friends for life!
Job mobility can have several important output benefits for both workers and businesses. For workers, increased job mobility can lead to better job matching, meaning they are more likely to find a position that suits their skills and interests.
In turn, this can lead to increased labour productivity as workers can better utilize their skills in a role that is a good match for them. For businesses, job mobility can also play an important role in labour productivity gains.
This is especially beneficial for those in technical or resource-based roles who can gain valuable experience and skills that can be brought back home to Fiji.
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS
Furthermore, the scheme is a stepping stone toward permanent residency in Australia. After completing three years on the scheme, workers can apply for a permanent skilled visa, allowing them to live and work in Australia indefinitely.
THE TIME IS NOW
Australia is currently facing a record-high labour shortage: the largest its seen in over a decade. A booming economy, the temporary shutdown of borders due to COVID-19 and a decrease in immigration have left close to half a million jobs unfilled in Australia.
If you have been considering working overseas, the time to move is now.
Please contact us today if you’re interested in finding out more about Packleader Labour Hire. It could be just the thing you need to take your career to the next level.
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HOW TO APPLY
To register your interest with Packleader Labour Hire, please email the following requirements: application letter, curriculum vitae, and certification of trade to:
With the email subject: Packleader Labour Hire