Australia’s Northern Territory – if you have never been, you’ve been missing out.
It’s a place where everybody who wants a job, has one; it’s a place where with a bit of hard work, you can make your dreams come true.
Jobs are plentiful in the Territory. The Northern Territory has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Australia, the highest workforce participation rate and a very confident business environment. During 2010, unemployment hovered around 3%. In January 2011 the unemployment rate dropped to an all-time low of just 2.3%.
The Northern Territory Government maintains an occupation shortage list and provides assistance to businesses that want to sponsor skilled workers to migrate and fill vacancies. Skills that are currently in high demand include teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers and trades. The Northern Territory Government will even sponsor skilled workers on the list to come to live and work in the
Living in The Territory’s capital, Darwin, does take some adjustment when you have moved from a cool or temperate climate. Firstly, gentlemen, there is no need to pack your suit and tie. These items of clothing are only required for court appearances. And ladies, imagine a world without pantyhose. Winter becomes a distant memory, and on days when the mercury only just tips 25C, you’ll be using the word ‘cold’.
The Territory’s regional centres – Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nhulunbuy – are busy hubs supporting industries that include mining, tourism, Defence and pastoral. Each town has a unique character that has attracted people from all over the world to make a new home.
The Northern Territory’s economy is strong, and with several major projects on the horizon, the demand for workers and associated business opportunities are only set to increase.
Fore more information about migrating to Australia’s Northern Territory, visit www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au