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dc.contributor.advisorStrachan, Glenda
dc.contributor.advisorBailey, Janis
dc.contributor.authorRessia, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T06:18:13Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T06:18:13Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/367983
dc.description.abstractHistorically, migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) arrived in Australia without formal qualifications and with poor English language skills. Consequently many of these migrants found employment at the lower end of the labour market in semi-skilled jobs. However, as a result of changes to immigration policy, since 1996 migrant intakes have been centred on skilled workers and driven by the need to fill identified skill shortages. Skilled migrants must meet English language skills and education requirements, have work experience in an occupation identified as ‘in demand’ and are subject to predefined quotas in order to gain entry. However, one of the main challenges for skilled independent migrants is finding employment commensurate with their qualifications and skills. This thesis focuses on the expectations and experiences of skilled migrants who are seeking employment in Australia. Through in-depth qualitative interviews, the research explores the complexities of this job search experience. There has been minimal published qualitative research about the experiences or outcomes for NESB skilled migrants since the major policy change of 1996. This is particularly the case for migrant women’s experiences and this thesis specifically addresses this gap, examining how such experiences differ from men’s. From both public policy and social justice perspectives, it is important to understand the job search experiences of these skilled migrants, female and male.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsSkilled migrant job seekers, Australiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEmployment outcomes, skilled migrantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEmployment experiences, Migrants, Australiaen_US
dc.titleSkilled Migrant Women and Men Seeking Employment: Expectations, Experiences and Outcomesen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business Schoolen_US
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gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1445235431527en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.griffith.authorRessia, Susan E.


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