Women key to labour shortage: CCIWA

Almost 120,000 extra workers could be made available in Western Australia if more women were encouraged to join the workforce, according to a new report from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA.


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A great many jobs out there are now made available as the unskilled have become skilled and left their old roles open. Their old roles are paying 45k per annum and this is where the now unemployed unskilled could step in and take up these positions. But I see both women and men in this category have reached a conclusion that these roles are beneath them in financial returns. People have got greedy and they see the big figure pay in the resource sector and simply just wont take up the lesser paying roles. Many are choosing NOT to work.

There are some excellent resources out there promoting and profiling women in the trades. One such is an e-zine by Fiona Shewring Called Supporting Women in Non-Traditional Trades The online version can be viewed here: Gemma Hogan (FOr further information or to contact me about this publication email

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