Australia to start charm offensive on world's developers?

Australia to start charm offensive on world's developers?

By Ed Fear

November 26th 2007 at 11:12AM

Staff shortage may lead to increased demand for overseas workers

The shortage of highly-skilled workers in Australia may lead to an increased demand of immigrants, claims the Australian Visa Bureau.

The article cites statistics from GameSpot AU, saying that the Australian game development industry has grown by 15 per cent this year, with employment numbers similarly rising from 1,600 to 2,000.

The growth in demand for skilled professionals will lead to companies looking overseas for their staff, speculates the article, also mentioning that IT salaries in the country can be up to 30 per cent higher than market rates.