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Australia wants America's – and Alhambra's – skilled laborers

Australia reportedly needs more skilled laborers due to demand from China and is looking toward the United States for help. The American laborers the Toronto Sun used as its picture of builders? Those working on a construction site in Alhambra. More on the shortage from the Sun:

CANBERRA – Australia has made a plea for American plumbers, electricians and builders to move Down Under to fill chronic shortages of skilled workers as the economy struggles to keep up with a resources boom fuelled by demand from China.

Industry projections from Australia’s employment department show Australia will need 1.3 million extra workers over the next five years, including almost 200,000 more workers for the construction sector…

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1 thought on “Australia wants America's – and Alhambra's – skilled laborers”

  1. Neither this article, nor the one it quotes from, explains what these demands are.

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