‘We need overseas workers to grow’

PROPAGATION company Agromillora says it hopes the replacement of the 457 visa with the temporary skill shortage (TSS) visa won’t jeopardise its recruitment of overseas staff.

Agromillora Australia general manager Alan Saunders (right) says he relies heavily on staff from overseas, including acclimatisation supervisor Ranvir Singh, who is from India. Picture: Louise Donges

Agromillora Australia general manager Alan Saunders (right) says he relies heavily on staff from overseas, including acclimatisation supervisor Ranvir Singh, who is from India. Picture: Louise Donges

According to the Department of Immigration, the TSS visa program will consist of a short-term stream of two years and a medium-term stream of up to four years.

It said it would support businesses in address­ing genuine skill shortages and contain a number of safeguards prioritising Australian workers.

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