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Nearly fifty percent of Australian companies hire temporary workers. Temporary workers will work for only a few weeks or months then the employment will end. The main reason companies do this is to cover for someone sick, on leave, or to help during the busy seasons. Businesses find it is more time-efficient and cost effective […]
Harvest labour is most suitable for tourists with a working holiday visa. The State of Israel has refused to cooperate with the Australian government to create a situation in which citizens of the two countries would be able to work in one another’s countries, primarily because of the concern that a large number of young […]
Conditions of employment are protected by law, and apply to all workers, except for those on personal or collective contracts. Working hours in Oz vary tremendously. It all depends on your place of employment and your profession. Standard working week is usually 37 to 40 hours. Many employees in Oz work more then ten hours […]
Salary is the prime factor in employment conditions and is fixed through negotiations with the employer. Australia’s job postings do not list the salary for jobs. This makes it difficult for the prospected employee, not knowing what the pay will be for jobs they are applying. Public employees are paid according to pre-determined amounts. The […]
Private employment agencies are big business and prevalent in all major cities and towns in Oz. More than 85,000 people annually are employed by these agencies, and over two-thirds of them are engaged in casual work. Large companies are eager to engage agents and consultants to recruit employees, mainly executives, managers, professionals and temporary staff. […]
Oz has a relatively low unemployment rate, so finding a job may be easier than you expect. If you are not a citizen, (e.g. a New Zealander), you may not automatically qualify to work and obtaining a visa may be more difficult than finding a job. The more job applications you fill out, the better […]
Oz’s labour force has approximately 10 million people; three-fourths of the employed are full-time workers. Unless you have a firm job offer, special qualifications and experience and there is great demand for a particular specialty, you should not plan on working in Oz immediately. To get a good job, you must speak English fluently, and […]