Keep hairdressing on the Skills Migration List and protect our industry.

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The Government want to remove hairdressing and barbering from the Skills Migration list on the 31st March, 2020.
This decision will affect businesses that have sponsored workers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 448 of these workers will need to return to their home country once their Visa expires leaving businesses without their staff. No business in these cities will be able to apply for sponsorship and employ these skilled staff for any future positions.

The AHC has been lobbying to keep hairdressing and barbering on the Skills Migration List as the industry is struggling to recruit skilled and qualified stylists and barbers. We want to protect small businesses who need to sponsor skilled overseas workers to fill our skills gap. Employing talent from overseas allows our businesses to grow, train our apprentices and contributes to the sustainability of our industry.
The AHC has actively been lobbying via face to face meetings with the Ministers at Parliament House. We have presented 3 submissions with recommendations, delivered 26 case studies, a survey with 219 responses, met with the Departments and sent numerous emails.

Please sign this petition and support our industry so that we are not overlooked by the Government.