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Report highlights sustainable growth as vital for T&L workforce

Report highlights sustainable growth

Report highlights sustainable growth as vital for T&L workforce

Confirming TLISC’s findings published in the 2015 Transport and Logistics Environmental Scan (E-Scan), the Freight and Regional Development Division of Transport for NSW (TfNSW) report, Transport Freight and Logistics – Workforce Demographics, is now available online.

The project commenced as part of the Government’s commitment under Action 3D-1 of the NSW Freight and Ports Strategy to support the growth of the transport and logistics workforce – it aimed to provide:

  • a better understanding of why particular skills shortages exist; and
  • initial guidance as to how industry and government can work together to alleviate gaps and shortages.

In summary, the project found that across 37 selected occupations, skills shortages are not currently prevalent and skills needs are largely being met, but there may be future shortages in occupations such as:

  • importers
  • exporters and wholesalers
  • railway track workers
  • freight and furniture handlers
  • deck and fishing hands.

The project also raised specific issues about shortages in truck drivers and engineers.

Included in the report are a number of proposed actions in which TfNSW would have a role in working to support industry to address actual and potential future skills shortages.

TfNSW welcomes feedback on the report, in particular the actions. If you have any comments, please feel free to contact Susan Everingham at susan.everingham@transport.nsw.gov.au


PUBLISHED IN Latest News ON May 12, 2015

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