In April 2017, the Federal Government announced plans to axe the existing 457 visa program, which is intended to help employers fill skills gaps. Instead, they plan to replace it with the Temporary Skill Shortage visa. The new Temporary Skill Shortage visa is designed to free up jobs for skilled Australian workers, who feel they are being unfairly denied opportunities by employers looking to save on wage costs.
Are you considering an apprenticeship to start a career in the construction industry? With significant growth in the number of construction job openings around the world, now is a great time to start an apprenticeship. Here’s a look at the top four trades to consider:
Even with adequate planning and assessment, at every stage of the construction project issues arise that require immediate intervention to ensure work remains on course. As the project manager, you need to devise quick, targeted interventions to avert the crisis at hand. That is why, you need to be in a position to anticipate such and have mitigation measures in place. Such approaches focus on avoiding to stretch the budget and the construction timelines. The following are “fires” project managers are likely to experience and how they can overcome the same:
In Australia late payments has been identified as the no.1 challenge facing small business. Within the industry the subject of payment can often be a bit of a taboo, let’s be honest, nobody likes to ask for money and it is especially unpleasant having to ask for it a few times as a matter of urgency. In my experience, it is usually the subbie or the builder working on contract who pays all of their guys weekly that gets into trouble with cash flow.
As I sat this morning drinking my coffee on my own, I picked up the SMH which was folded on the comments page with an illustration of 4 bricks, each one surrounded by people. It quickly grabbed my attention because the bricks with the most people around it were labelled +negative gearing and -capital gains.
ConX had the pleasure of attending the first chapter of the Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) Sydney yesterday, 28th February. It was a unique opportunity to share a room with some of the most innovative people in our industry, ranging from robotics to software and the ever important VC’s who give the opportunity to bring all of these projects to life.
In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a completely new way for tradies to promote themselves and interact with subbies and contractors for work, far beyond the contacts in your phone book.
In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a completely new way for head contractors to ease some of the biggest pain points when connecting with subcontractors, skilled trades and labour. Now, networks are opened up far beyond pre-established contacts in a phone book.