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'Catapult' centre to give digital boost to businesses

The government plans to fund a Digital Economy 'Catapult' centre to help spur innovation and adoption of new technologies by retail and media business.The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the investment on Thursday, but did not say how much funding or where the centre will be located.

January 26, 2012 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

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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