The Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) are circular labour mobility initiatives that give employment opportunities for workers from Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste while assisting Australian employers to fill labour shortages. The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) administers the PLS under the direction of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and provides targeted support to the SWP. As part of their remit, the PLF engages with industries as a means of bringing on board employers to the PLS. To enable a strategic targeting of regions and industries, the PLF requires access to up-to-date labour market data to inform their engagement with industry.
Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting
Date: September 2020