WANTED: Skilled finaciers and engineers
Written on the 2 December 2010
A range of complex factors including strong growth in demand, inadequate training services and the emergence of specialist areas can create skills shortages even when the economy is powering. But in a crisis, these factors can combine to potentially threaten the rebuilding phase. Recent industry body surveys on two of the Gold Coast’s essential sectors indicate the worst is yet to come.
Results of the part-Commonwealth owned Innovation and Business Skills Australia’s (IBSA) 2010 Environment Scan highlights a skills deficit in the industry after more than 12,000 jobs were lost during the economic downturn.