While it seems that Australian's are resisting the lure to move across the country to fill thousands of highly-paid job vacancies in the resources sector, foreign workers aren't hesitating, flooding in to Western Australia on 457 temporary work visas and answering the call to resolve Australia's skills shortage.
The Australian reported today that since the beginning of this financial year, the number of visas granted for workers bound for WA leaped by 88 per cent to 13,250 with the majority of these workers being managers, professionals or skilled tradespeople.
Similar growth has been experieced in Queensland, with the resource sector also responsible for the 73 per cent growth in the number of 457 visas granted for workers in the Sunshine State where 9300 visas have been granted so far this year.
Not surprisingly, the majority of these workers are coming out of the United Kingdom, Philippines, Ireland and the United States, where their economies are under strain and unemployment is uncomfortably high.
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