Migrant skills underutilisation could cost Australia billions

Research from Settlement Services International (SSI) reveals that over 620,000 migrant workers in Australia cannot fully utilize their skills.

If migrant workers’ skills were utilized to the same extent as those of Australian workers, it would generate $7 billion for the Australian economy over the next decade.

Yumeng Gu speaks with Dane Moores, head of strategic relations at SSI, about their key findings on migrant work issues and upcoming solutions to the skills shortage.

Image: Image from Shutterstock – Lysenko Andrii

Produced By: Yumeng Gu

Featured In Story: Dane Moores – head of strategic relations at SSI

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 2 July 2024