Moore Australia has acted on a strategic decision to assist clients trying to attract staff from overseas with two dedicated migration experts.
Registered migration agent Minh Nguyen and migration adviser Ruobing Yang add more than 20 years’ experience to Moore’s team.
Managing partner at Moore Australia (NSW) Jason Yu said they would aim to address the skill shortages facing Australia following COVID border closures and reduced migration.
“It is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on the Australian labour market and our clients have been feeling the impact,” he said.
“Some have had to put growth plans on hold to wait for additional staff. The addition of migration services will help our clients grow and thrive.”
He said the move into migration services followed the earlier introduction of a cyber-security service as Moore Australia broadened its offerings to all aspects of its clients’ businesses.
The Office of Home Affairs plans to attract 19,600 skilled workers to Australia in 2022 after immigration to Australia fell 71 per cent in 2020-21, according to the ABS.
Ms Nguyen and Mr Yang will offer a range of services, including skilled talent acquisitions.
“Both Ruobing and I are very passionate about supporting businesses and individuals during, what is often seen as, one of the most stressful processes,” Ms Nguyen said.
“Our ability to provide an end-to-end migration service means the client can do what they do best: running their business.”
The move, announced on Monday (21 March), came as Australia marked Harmony Day, which aligns with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson said one-third of small businesses were run by people who had moved to Australia from overseas.
“By 2050, it’s predicted that migration will contribute $1.6 trillion to Australia’s GDP – adding 15 per cent to the nation’s workforce participation rate,” Mr Billson said.
“Harmony Day is a timely opportunity to recognise and celebrate the significant contribution of more than 600,000 migrant-led small businesses in Australia today.”
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