Australian IT industry facing skills crisis; may generate over 21,000 new jobs
MELBOURNE: Despite efforts to meet falling demand, the Australian information technology sector is experiencing a costly skills crisis and needs to bridge the gap by hiring IT graduates for major projects. The IT sector which contributes about AUD 42 billion to the nation's economy every year, is expected to generate over 21,000 new IT jobs in next three years.
The sector has been facing a crisis to meet the growing demand of skills. Australian government at both federal and state level has been spending millions to probe ways to fill thousands of empty jobs.
According to IT workers, government money would be better spent hiring graduates for big projects so they can get valuable on-the-job experience.