Skills in short supply

Businesses are struggling to recruit staff with adequate maths, science, technology and engineering skills, which is stifling productivity and competitiveness, an Australian Industry Group report says. About 40 per cent of 500 businesses surveyed had difficulty hiring skilled technicians and trade workers; about a quarter had trouble recruiting professionals.

Businesses are struggling to recruit staff with adequate maths, science, technology and engineering skills, which is stifling productivity and competitiveness, an Australian Industry Group report says. About 40 per cent of 500 businesses surveyed had difficulty hiring skilled technicians and trade workers; about a quarter had trouble recruiting professionals.

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