Labour Shortages Survey

Posted on 2 Oct 2019

Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire and Campaspe Shire are releasing a survey to ascertain the requirement in our region for a Designated Area Migrant Agreement (DAMA).

The councils are keen to survey all businesses in the municipal regions to determine labour market shortages in the combined area. The aim of the survey is to obtain information as to what migrant programs are currently being utilised by businesses and why they may or may not be fulfilling their labour requirements.

A Designated Area Migrant Agreement sees a certain number of migrants able to work full time in our region for a certain period with the ability to apply for permanent residency after four years, at the earliest. Peter Harriott said “This enables them to establish themselves within our regions and become part of our community providing employees for roles previously unable to be filled long term by Australian Citizens.”

The survey is available from early October until the first week of November 2019 . It can be found on Greater Shepparton City Council’s website, Moira Shire and Campaspe Shire . It will also be distributed to businesses across the municipalities.

The survey is available from early October until the first week of November 2019 . It can be found on Greater Shepparton City Council’s website, Moira Shire and Campaspe Shire . It will also be distributed to businesses across the municipalities.