InfrastructureFebruary 7, 2022

An innovative approach to the skilled labour shortage

It’s been a challenging couple of years for the infrastructure industry. But even as we start to move out of the pandemic, one issue remains – the significant shortage of skilled workers in Australia. And as demand for labour continues to soar, the situation is only going to get worse.

In a report from October 2021, Infrastructure Australia estimated that the shortage would peak at 93,000 workers in 2023, almost 50% higher than projected supply. It affects occupations through all levels of expertise, from engineers and architects to skilled tradespeople and labourers.

Global Talent

Some industry experts are predicting a global war for talent brought about by the fact that there will be more jobs than people to fill them. In the past, many of these roles would have been filled by international workers. But with the Australian border closed for almost two years, the situation has become perilous. That means Australian employers are operating in a highly competitive market where skilled workers are a valuable commodity.

Those in the industry have welcomed the government’s recent changes to immigration programs and skilled worker visas, however the industry also needs to be proactive to attract the people it needs. That’s why Infrastructure People has partnered with GC Migration Services; it’s one more of our multi-functional strategies that enable us to put the right person in the right job.


Founded by Glaucia Cintra in 2015, GC Migration Services specialises in pathway mentoring, working with potential migrants on a cohesive strategy that assesses their skills, secures the right visa and assists with their job hunt. The partnership between GC Migration Services and Infrastructure People allows us to tackle the skills shortage in an innovative way. Sourcing skilled workers from around the world and ensuring they are ready to start when they land in Australia. It also enables us to work with people already in Australia who are ready to take the next step in their visa process and their career.


An innovative approach
An innovative approach

Through this collaboration we can simplify the hiring process for our clients, develop stronger relationships and accelerate business operations for everyone involved. It’s seamless, end-to-end resource management all under the umbrella of Infrastructure People.

“As everyone who has gone through the migration process knows, it’s essential to find the right migration agent. We have worked with Glaucia in the past, achieving excellent results, and I look forward to offering these services to more of our clients. Her proactive attitude and shared values make GC Migration Services the perfect partner for Infrastructure People.” Rob Reeves, Director, Infrastructure People

Hiring Quality

“GC Migration and Infrastructure People are a perfect match,” says Glaucia. “We can offer highly qualified and experienced professionals who have already gone through a thorough filter and analysis of their eligibility for a migration program offered by the Department of Home Affairs. These candidates are usually ready to commence work immediately. The hiring companies can also benefit from sponsoring these candidates for four or five years, reducing staff rotation, which can be damaging for a company’s operations in the long term.”

We are always looking for new ways to build a workforce for our clients. By partnering with GC Migration Services, we are unlocking the potential of an international workforce suited to the Australian infrastructure industry. As the industry continues to grow, we are ideally positioned to meet its growing labour needs.


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