New Research Reveals A Shortage Of Tech Skilled Workers Is Brewing In Australia

Australia needs to lift its IT and digital game or risk being left behind by the rest of the world, according to new research. A report from international recruitment agency Hays surveyed 3,500 companies and found a critical shortage of technology workers was brewing.

More than two thirds of respondents (68 per cent) believed the local technology industry was suffering from a skills shortage, the Hays Salary Guide Report said.The warning is forcing companies to look for ways to quickly train up staff in these areas with companies emerging to take on this role.

One such program is TechBee, run by Taurus client, global IT company HCL Technologies, aims to train thousands of Australian school leavers and secondary students in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cyber security, and coding.

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