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Labour shortages

Labour shortages

Could be filled by migrant workers

Labour shortages in the south-west of Victoria could be filled by migrant workers within three months, announced at an official launch of the new program yesterday.

The first agreement of its kind in Victoria, the Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement allows up to 100 workers to fill workforce gaps in the region.

The program is an agreement between the federal government and all councils in the district, which include the shires of Southern Grampians, Moyne, Glenelg, Warrnambool, Corangamite, and Colac-Otway.

A total of 27 occupations are available and members of the group say it won't take jobs from locals.

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