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Stories from the PALM scheme

The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme is helping Australian businesses address workforce shortages, while supporting the economic growth of Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste.

Here you can find a range of stories showing how Pacific Australia labour mobility is benefiting employers and workers.

Bolton Clarke

How this aged care provider found workers with the right skills who genuinely care for older people

Bolton Clarke joined the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) in 2017 and now employs workers from Kiribati and Samoa. Like many aged-care providers in regional Australia, it has struggled to fill personal carer and support roles with local workers but found a source of caring a reliable labour through the PLS for its residences at Longreach and Bowen in Queensland.

Angelica Fisheries

How recruiting workers from the Pacific saved this fishing business

Angelica Fisheries on the New South Wales south coast joined the Pacific Labour Scheme in 2018. The business had struggled to find local labour and now employs 3 workers from Tuvalu. One of the owners, Steve Basile, says being able to access workers from Pacific island countries saved the business.