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There must be a lot of Brits in this country that are on work visa's with sponsorship and are or have lost their jobs during this recession.

 

What would you do, as dont you have to get re-sponsored by another company to remain in the country or will you have to go home if you cannot find work. There is no help for people on Visas for benefits so I guess there would be no choice in the matter.

 

I know in the IT industry it is particularly hard at the moment, in fact I have never seen anything like it.

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There must be a lot of Brits in this country that are on work visa's with sponsorship and are or have lost their jobs during this recession.

 

What would you do, as dont you have to get re-sponsored by another company to remain in the country or will you have to go home if you cannot find work. There is no help for people on Visas for benefits so I guess there would be no choice in the matter.

 

I know in the IT industry it is particularly hard at the moment, in fact I have never seen anything like it.

 

Yes the minister was saying a few weeks ago that the 457 visa holders would be the first to leave in a downturn. No matter where you turn, it looks like people are being made redundant and we are beginning to see the closure of small businesses. I didnt realize the IT industry was being badly hit but I guess I am not surprised. The road is going to get rockier!

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Yes the minister was saying a few weeks ago that the 457 visa holders would be the first to leave in a downturn. No matter where you turn, it looks like people are being made redundant and we are beginning to see the closure of small businesses. I didnt realize the IT industry was being badly hit but I guess I am not surprised. The road is going to get rockier!

 

 

I can't see nurses getting laid off?

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I can't see nurses getting laid off?

 

Why not?. If businesses close who's going to pay for them.

 

Cutbacks have to occur everywhere and many service industries are the first casualities (usually by stealth)... just cast your mind back to the previous recessions in the 80's and early 90's.

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Yes the minister was saying a few weeks ago that the 457 visa holders would be the first to leave in a downturn. No matter where you turn, it looks like people are being made redundant and we are beginning to see the closure of small businesses. I didnt realize the IT industry was being badly hit but I guess I am not surprised. The road is going to get rockier!

 

Yes the IT industry is dire, here's the thing it is a real question in my mind what to do with regards to the work situation. I have heard that so many of my friends and colleagues in the IT industry in UK have been laid off and whilst others are seriously in trouble and cannot find work whilst here there is very few jobs or contracts on offer.

 

In normal economic circumstances decisions to move back to the UK would not be such an issue but now it weighs heavily on my mind, I do have dual nationality (NZ) but cannot even contemplate the disaster it would be to run out of money in Australia with no job prospects and no assistance.....

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Theres work everywhere for everyone...depends how much you want to work and what you're prepared to do...I know my family will never starve as long as we both have our health..God willing

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Watched the Sunday "Inside Business" program (whilst ironing :biggrin:). The Australian CEO of a big multi-national (a pom) stated that the UK would have a recession deeper and longer than the US.

 

That got my attention!

 

He said it was because the UK had run down its manufacturing base in favour of financial market industries (ie London as the financial capital of Europe). This meant the UK economy as a whole would deflate more than most countries.

 

He also said Australia was better placed than most due to mining and China.

 

Wouldn't like to say if he's right or wrong????

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In the health service there may be a move from employing casual/agency staff whose rates are higher to offering permanent contracts.

 

I doubt very much nurses will be laid off - there is such a shortage, however, I could imagine that ancillary staff in hospitals could be at risk


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There must be a lot of Brits in this country that are on work visa's with sponsorship and are or have lost their jobs during this recession.

 

What would you do, as dont you have to get re-sponsored by another company to remain in the country or will you have to go home if you cannot find work. There is no help for people on Visas for benefits so I guess there would be no choice in the matter.

 

I know in the IT industry it is particularly hard at the moment, in fact I have never seen anything like it.

 

There's 8266 IT jobs advertised today for Sydney on seek.com.au

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I am sure there are that many jobs in IT, really depends though on what field it is in. For some of us it is specialised which is a problem

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