People living and working in Texas with skills and experience in the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors who want to move to Australia can meet potential employers at a jobs fair later this month.
Australian employers with more than 650 jobs on offer will be at the Skills Australia Needs job fair in Houston, Texas on 19 and 20 May.
Registration for this free event is through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website.
Skills Australia Needs events offer invited skilled workers the chance to talk to Australian employers and recruiters about jobs available face to face.
As well as potential employers, Australian immigration officers will be on hand to talk to participants about skilled visa options to live and work in Australia, either on a temporary or permanent basis, as well as Australia’s new skilled worker registration system SkillSelect.
Invitees can also meet representatives from several other Australian organisations and government agencies, including Australia’s state and territory governments who will talk about what it’s like to live in Australia, and state sponsored visas.
Also represented will be Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to provide advice about the process for having your skills recognised and the new streamlined arrangements for licensing, which mean workers can start a job on their first day in Australia.
VETASSESS, a US trades recognition agency approved by the TRA to assess skilled workers in the electrical and plumbing trades will provide information about their services and Future Skills International, approved by the TRA to assess electricians will be on hand to answer questions about their services.
This event is the latest in a series that the Australian Government has staged in several countries for many years. The job fair help Australian employers and state governments fill critical skill shortages in areas of occupational demand in Australia.