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From the Chief Executive - 21 July 2017

From the Chief Executive - 21 July 2017

This week we released our latest Survey of Business Trends and Prospects which showed 35 per cent of our surveyed members are experiencing difficulty in hiring skilled workers.

This is not a new issue facing Victorian businesses, but it does reveal how prevalent skills gaps are, with a third training their existing workers and a quarter actively seeking to hire skilled employees from competitors.


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