Information technology skills have retained a priority status on the Rudd Government's newly-published Skilled Occupation List on which skilled migration program is based.
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Recruitment company Candle has again called on the Government to revise the rules governing 457 visas, in order to allow recruitment companies to bring in skilled people from overseas, and bench them until a suitable position can be found. Only then will major IT projects such as the NBN, e-health initiatives and banking revamps be able to access skills when and where they need them.
Americans will have to hope that a lottery can bring in more talented immigrants. After just 5 days, the 85,000 visa quota for high-skilled immigrants has been maxed out, two-months faster than last year. Now, eager immigrants will have to submit to a lottery for a chance to work in the U.S.
High-skilled immigration reform is a top priority for the nation’s technology sector.
New details of the highly anticipated comprehensive immigration reform bill have leaked ahead of its introduction to Congress on Tuesday (April 16). Most of the technology industry will be pleased that it nearly doubles the number of high-skilled visas (H1-B), from the 65,000 to 110,000, with a maximum of 185,000 in the future.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: EnterpriseThe uptake of cloud computing by enterprises will see a growing need for IT staff that can manage relationships and contracts at the expense of highly skilled engineers who often lack the necessary interpersonal skills, says IDC.