happen when an employer is finding it hard to attract enough employees? They
should be required by circumstance to work harder to find the right people,
train the right people, or make their job more attractive to get the right
people to apply.
This is part
of the competition that is required for the job market to work effectively.
This gives employees in certain fields more bargaining power for wages and job
conditions. This can drive up wages for certain jobs that need to attract
if you can just rely on immigration? You can simply import in the workers you
need, because there will always be people wanting to improve their life to come
to a country like Australia (at least until all the welfare and social services
run out that is). You don't need to address the reasons for why it is hard for
you to get employees. You don't need to address the working conditions which
makes it hard for you to keep employees. You can just short-circuit this
process and draw from a much larger, artificial pool of employees and that
means you do not need to work as hard to attract or train new employees.
worse, is that the larger pool of potential employees exists already in this
nation, but many of them are on some form of welfare and don't feel the need to
work. And so new immigrants paying tax are “needed” (in the eyes of the
establishment) to support this large potential employee base. So, you end up
with a situation where you have a deteriorating work culture amongst your citizenry
and an increasing population, so the problem grows and grows and grows. You
solve no issues, you just push them down the road and they build up over time.
enough people in Australia to fulfil all the jobs we have, there are many
people not looking for work for lots of reasons: solve those problems and
you'll have a better society. But instead employers, including
the biggest employer the government, have no incentive to solve these
issues, because they can just hire from overseas. Bus drives, cops, teachers
all sorts of roles have been discussed in recent months as being able to be
filled with immigrants. There are genuine social and practical reasons why people are not
signing up for these roles, the government should be required to address this
before using the short cut of immigration.