“More than 46.000 hospitality jobs are currently advertised but industry leaders say the real shortage may be much higher.” A shortage of skilled workers from overseas is threatening the recovery of Australia's hospitality sector (sbs.com.au)
Many Aussies working in the hospitality industry have lost their jobs due to COVID, and many are not keen to return, feeling there is no security there right now. Every time a new lockdown commences, businesses close their doors and workers lose their jobs. To try to combat these problems, the government has removed restrictions on foreign students who remain in the country, allowing them to work more than the usual limit of 20 hours per week… but it is not enough. Restaurant managers, chefs and sommeliers are in demand in Australia. Below are some messages I have received recently by LinkedIn.
With all of this in mind, and thinking what I can do to help, I have launched the first Australian Wine Course in the Portuguese language - a short course that gives an overview of Australian Wines and the Australian Wine Market. It is designed to be one of the steps to help Brazilians, like me, to work in the hospitality industry in Australia. Having knowledge about Australian wines is a great advantage and is desirable for a lot of Australian companies. I really hope I can help both sides with this course, Australia with more skilled workers, and Brazilians to have more opportunities in Australia.
More information about the course can be found here: https://cursodevinhosaustralianos.com