Our client was a large manufacturing company based in Sydney. The company had two workers at their plant that they wanted to keep in their team.
The company had an aging workforce and was also struggling with new appointments not lasting longer than 6 months. New workers often did not remain interested in the position and did not stay long enough to receive training to the standard required to work unsupervised. The company was very happy with the two workers and as they had been trained to the required level, wished to keep them on.
After exploring all suitable options with the company, we determined a Company Specific Labour Agreement with the Commonwealth Government was the only viable pathway for the workers whose work type was not on the Skilled Occupations List. We worked with the client to prepare the business case and complete all required deliverables for the Labour Agreement including stakeholder consultation, labour market testing, employment projections, workforce planning strategies, Training Australians Plans and showing the genuine case for nominating the unskilled occupations. Once the Labour Agreement was successfully negotiated, we were able to prepare and submit 482 nomination and visa applications for the overseas workers, which were granted within 6 weeks.
We are now working on a Labour Agreement for Permanent 186 Visas for the overseas workers.