Skills in demand
MC Licensed Drivers – An ageing workforce and drivers being attracted interstate to the resources and mining sector is contributing to the shortage of these candidates.
Container Handlers – There appears to be limited candidates with CN licenses, which can be expensive to gain.
Warehousing personnel – This is a very transient market as companies cope with shifting supply and demand.
Freight Forwarding Operators – Low to mid-level candidates with one to two years experience are in demand. Individuals with the relevant industry experience are in particular demand.
Customs Brokers – The gap in the demographic is as wide as ever and with the change in regulations the experienced brokers are going out of the industry.
Truck Mechanics (Metro locations) – Candidates have been attracted to FIFO positions offering high salaries creating a shortage in metro areas, particularly in WA.