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Still short of skills?

By johnboy 17 December 2008 37

Times can’t yet be that tough here in Canberra.

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced a new program to encourage foreign students to stay here when they finish their schooling. This is “to address local skill shortages”.

It will be interesting to see how this meshes with next year’s trip to convince SE Asians to send their young here at vast expense for an education they might imagine will benefit their own economies.

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peterh 3:25 pm 18 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

you aren’t talking about the massive company that was bought by HP, are you?

No comment…

HAH!

peterh 3:24 pm 18 Dec 08

Genie said :

Peterh – Customer Service and basic admin… thats about all I can sum my experience up as…

there is a job going at computercorp in fyshwick, they are looking for a sales support person for their defence team. You probably know more than enough about computers, especially if you use one…

Genie 3:07 pm 18 Dec 08

Peterh – Customer Service and basic admin… thats about all I can sum my experience up as…

tylersmayhem 2:50 pm 18 Dec 08

you aren’t talking about the massive company that was bought by HP, are you?

No comment…

peterh 12:35 pm 18 Dec 08

Genie said :

tylers – I’m looking for pretty much anything at the moment… But I lack experience and have an injury that restricts me from doing alot of work. So basically any desk job is all I can apply for.

genie,

what sort of experience?

Genie 12:29 pm 18 Dec 08

tylers – I’m looking for pretty much anything at the moment… But I lack experience and have an injury that restricts me from doing alot of work. So basically any desk job is all I can apply for.

peterh 11:44 am 18 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

possibly, but they haven’t mentioned it to me. most of my larger clients are now scaling back, not putting on new staff.

In this case, it is a very large scale mob, and they are making a lot of redundancies, and hiring at the same time. Not cool!

you aren’t talking about the massive company that was bought by HP, are you?

tylersmayhem 11:29 am 18 Dec 08

possibly, but they haven’t mentioned it to me. most of my larger clients are now scaling back, not putting on new staff.

In this case, it is a very large scale mob, and they are making a lot of redundancies, and hiring at the same time. Not cool!

peterh 11:01 am 18 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

I take it you’re a employment agent Peterh?

no tylers, I work for a distributor.

but my clients (resellers) always ask to see if I know of anyone looking for a job.

tylersmayhem 10:51 am 18 Dec 08

I take it you’re a employment agent Peterh?

sepi 10:48 am 18 Dec 08

I dunno – in the face of a possible recession I think I’d take the 32K job and keep looking for a better one.

eyeLikeCarrots 10:37 am 18 Dec 08

I need to get away from my shitty analyst job.. looking and applying for ICT roles in the APS, there is a metric shitload of jobs.

32k.. bugger that, get into the career stater program of one of the govt depts

peterh 9:40 am 18 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

most of the companies that appear to be hiring are smaller.

Nope, not in this case Monsignor!

possibly, but they haven’t mentioned it to me. most of my larger clients are now scaling back, not putting on new staff.

If anyone is looking for work in the IT industry, I do know of a couple of clients who are hiring, some fairly quickly too. The positions range from certified techs to sales support. If you want to email me about any opportunities, I will pass the info on to them. It isn’t something i can guarantee, but it might be a step in the right direction.

tylersmayhem 9:02 am 18 Dec 08

What type of work are you looking for Genie?

Genie 6:39 pm 17 Dec 08

Do you actually know anyone who is struggling to find work, who is halfway presentable?

*putting hand up* I am struggling to find work… I have been unemployed for almost 3 months, and sadly can’t even say I am a dole bludger as Centrelink still wont approve me for Newstart.

At the moment I am applying left, right and centre for jobs – But keep getting rejected due to lack of experience… Which is why I pointed out earlier that employers are WAY too fussy at the moment as pretty much everything demands a minimum of 12months experience, some even 5 yrs that I saw today. (I highly doubt someone with 5 yrs admin experience would apply for a job only paying 32k a year, when they could quite easily be working in the public service for double. )

Am I just too fussy to think that 32k a year seems entry level !?

tylersmayhem 4:32 pm 17 Dec 08

most of the companies that appear to be hiring are smaller.

Nope, not in this case Monsignor!

peterh 3:50 pm 17 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

Funny (not really) that some of the companies doing the retrenching as actually hiring at the same time, and have in fact taken new people of since the redundancies. Not cool!

I am not aware of any at the moment. most of the companies that appear to be hiring are smaller.

they are trying to gain the experience in the bigger accounts.

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