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Hairdressers, shearers and librarians are in demand in South Australia
South Australian Immigration Department has added these occupations to their newly published list.

THE NEW OCCUPATIONS list published by the South Australian Immigration Department states that there is a demand for a number of occupations.

Visa experts,, said that contrary to reports that unemployment rates in Australia were on the rise, there are still a number of skill sets in demand that Irish workers can fill.

Edwina Shanahan, Manager with said: “Despite news on increased unemployment in South Australia to 7 per cent, South Australia has added these occupations to their list, showing there is demand for many occupations there”.

She said that if Irish people are considering heading to Australia in search for work, they need to look and see where occupations are in demand”.

Occupations recently added to the list include:

  • Hairdresser
  • Cook
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Investment Advisors
  • Librarian
  • Shearer
  • First Aid Trainer
  • ICT Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician

“Irish hairdressers who travel to Australia for work will be particularly pleased as recent changes mean that they can now apply for permanent residency having just 5 years work experience in Australia,” said Shanahan.

However, recent changes also mean that all chefs, cooks and plumbers now have to show evidence of completing a first aid course before they can apply for permanent residency”.

Shanahan added that trades are in demand once again and there are “whispers of growth” in the mining sector.

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