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Australian IT sector sees skills glut

New research by the Australian Department of Employment has shown that the domestic information technology market is a long way from experiencing a skills shortage, with an average of almost 50 applicants per advertised job in the sector.

January 27, 2015 by

Gov't confusion over national 2Mbps commitment

Confusion has broken out within government circles over the 2Mbps universal broadband coverage that was called for by Stephen Carter's Digital Britain report.At a Parliament and Internet conference held in London on Thursday, the head of broadband policy for Lord Mandelson's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the government had "never said there will be 2Mbps [provided to UK citizens] at any given time".

October 15, 2009 by

Government to help get more bodies in IT

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, introduced the Skills Australia Bill 2008 to Parliament yesterday, with some observers already saying it will bolster the IT industry in fighting the skills crisis.

February 14, 2008 by

Too funny. French employment policies.

I first encountered the difference between French and US employment policy during the dot com boom and I was working with a friend, Gilles Lerat, on an electronic coupon management solution he had developed. His company, a successful security consulting and reseller firm, was worried about the "employment police" who would stake out their parking lot and fine the company if they uncovered evidence that people were working late.

February 1, 2008 by

Google vs US immigration policy

Google is taking on the US immigration system, which it says is limiting the flow of talent to its US operations. In a fascinating blog post, Google's policy council Pablo Chavez derides the country's stinginess with H-1B visas, the temporary permits given to foreign-born workers with specialised skills.

June 7, 2007 by

No shortage of ICT skills: DEWR

The latest survey from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) has shown that there is "no national shortage" of skills in the Information and Communications Technology industry. According to the DEWR Skills Shortage Survey Update and Employment Vacancy Trends, no ICT skills were in national shortage.

October 27, 2004 by

New government data says no AU ICT skills shortage

The federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' latest data on demand for ICT skills will be released early next week, and officials say the new data finds that, overall, there is no shortage of ICT skills in Australia. The new report does, however, find that NSW is experiencing strongest demand for ICT skills and that shortages of some ICT specialisations are still prevalent in some states.

October 21, 2004 by

ICT hub tackles older, disabled jobs access

IT Skills Hub, a non-profit employment organisation for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, has announced its new employment initiative aimed at improving access to ICT jobs for mature aged workers and people with disabilities.Chief executive officer of IT Skills Hub, Brian Donovan, predicts the project will benefit both the ICT industry as well as those who may be at a disadvantage in seeking employment.

March 11, 2004 by

UK Tech Week: Intervention needed for skills shortage

Speaking today at the UK Technology Week show at Earl's Court, John Temple Head of the Skills Unit at the Department of Education and Employment acknowledged the need for government intervention to help solve the problem of IT skills shortages in the UK but dismissed surveys that suggest a crisis in IT recruitment.Temple reaffirmed the government's pledge to connect all schools to the Internet by the year 2002 and announced a spending commitment of £90m.

October 6, 1998 by

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