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Foreign workers feel the squeeze as slowdown hits

© australianit.news.com.au Jennifer Foreshew

FOR almost a month, 457 visa holder Gary Spencer desperately scoured for work in Sydney without any luck.

The IT worker from England has been forced to head to Canberra to secure a job and remain in Australia.

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Work Slump stokes tensions in Visa scheme for workers

Fairfax Digital by Malcolm Knox; March 16, 2009

A RECORD number of 457 visa workers entering a contracting labour market is creating "highly combustible" conditions in regional Australia, a migration expert says.

Bob Kinnaird, a retired public servant and authority on the skilled migrant program, said the Federal Government "has not adjusted the program fast enough to take account of the speed with which things have changed in the labour market. You would have thought a Labor government would be more sensitive to labour market conditions."

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