T HE ocean may be a major part of what makes the Perth lifestyle so attractive, but there seems to be a shortage of trendy, high capacity, upmarket hospitality venues using this great asset to complement their business.
GREATER use of online technologies is a vital component in improving efficiencies in apprenticeships, according to Verriers Engineering Services co-director Craig Verriers, who last week received a major national award.
There has been a significant decline in student enrolment and completion of institutional-based training courses, with only 16 per cent of IBT students completing their courses in 2007, according to an auditor general report.
WESTERN Australian businesses may still have critical skills shortages to deal with, but in the current climate of uncertainty many employers are also looking for legal advice to potentially downsize their workforce.
BARELY known in Western Australia five years ago, the '457 temporary long-stay business visa' became part of the everyday language for WA businesses, as sourcing overseas workers became crucial for local operators' growth and survival.
PERTH foodies' familiarity with German cuisine is due in no small part to the well-established Elmar's businesses in Mount Lawley and in the Swan Valley, whose products are used by many chefs around town.
LEAVING the corporate cocoon to set up their own gourmet food store was challenging for the owners of the newly opened Turban Chopsticks; but the former human resources advisor and accountant don't miss their former life.