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Skills Shortages – We need to train 319,000 people

Skills Shortages – We need to train 319,000 people

 In March 2024, an article by the ABC entitled 90,000 extra construction workers needed for goal of 1.2 million new homes, industry says  highlighted that 60,000 new homes would need to be built each quarter to meet the government’s goal to build 1.2 million homes in the next 5 years. 

Here’s the kicker: Building 60,000 homes would require 90,000 more people – that currently do not exist in the workforce. 

This does not even account for the further 229,000 also required for public infrastructure projects as of Oct 2023 according to the key insights...


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