Aviation Labour Group (ALG) has announced that it has reached agreement with the federal government which will allow it to bring in overseas skilled aircraft maintenance engineers to work in Australia.
ALG had been awarded a three-year On-Hire Labour Agreement which authorises the company to directly employ the workers it recruits, and to place them on assignment with other employers. “This new agreement is an important milestone for the industry because it enables us to meet the industry skills shortage of aircraft maintenance engineers identified by the federal government’s Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL),” said ALG’s managing director commercial Mark Dowdall.
“The authorisation clears the way for us to establish our own pool of skilled employees for hire and relieving the aviation companies of the administrative burden involved in directly employing temporary resident workers – something we have found employers are happy to hand over without losing skills,” he added.
ALG operates labour on-hire and recruitment services in Australia and New Zealand, with offices in Brisbane, Christchurch and Melbourne