A delegation led by the Western Australia Government is visiting Ireland and the UK in a bid to attract Irish and British workers to fill tourism and hospitality jobs down under.
“Put simply, there has never been a stronger case for British, Irish and Scottish workers to migrate to WA [Western Australia] and take advantage of the thousands of jobs on offer in WA’s hospitality industry,” Bradley Woods – chief executive of the Australian Hotels Association (Western Australia branch) told Travel Weekly.
He pointed to the region’s strong economy, lower cost of living and generally good lifestyle as some of the main reasons to make the move.
“With an incredible standard of living, the proposition of moving to WA virtually sells itself, but the AHA will be on the ground to promote the benefits of working in our world-class hotels, pubs, bars, taverns and restaurants.
“Our message is simple – if there are British and Irish workers looking for a job, a change of scenery or even looking for love, WA is the place to be.
“From stronger job security to lower energy costs, there are countless reasons why WA is the best place in the world for those looking for a new home.
“In 2012, the AHA led a highly successful delegation to Ireland, resulting in countless workers relocating to work in WA’s hospitality industry, many of whom are still here today,” he said.
The Australian Hotels Association will promote – through the westernaustralia.jobs platform – five regions on its promotional tour; namely Perth, the South-West, the Coral Coast, the Golden Outback and the North-West.