ARTICLES 15/12/09 Note: The release of the fourth edition has been rescheduled to early in 2010.
Due for release on December 15, 2009 is the fourth edition in the series Perspectives on Migrants (cat. no. 3416.0). This series provides informed commentary to assist those interested in issues related to migrants and migration to Australia. Released twice in the year, the latest edition will contain two descriptive articles providing further insight into migrants' labour force experiences and conditions, based on recently released data from Labour Force supplementary surveys. The articles explore differences in looking for work (including employment barriers) and the nature of the work that is found, respectively, across different migrant cohorts and in comparison to the Australian born population:
- Job search experience of persons born overseas; this article looks at the job search related experiences of migrants, broadly defined by their country of birth and year of arrival to Australia. The discussion is presented for two groups in the labour force; recently employed migrants (those who started their current job in the last 12 months) and unemployed migrants (those seeking work). The article explores aspects of previous labour market experience, the duration of current unemployment or time looking for work, the steps taken to attain work and also the difficulties faced in finding work.
- Forms of employment for persons born overseas; this article examines the types of employment in the Australian labour market for both Australian and overseas born people. Of particular interest is the type of employment migrants obtain once they become settled in the community and how this compares to that of the Australian born people in the workforce. The article focuses on the three broad types of employment; employees, independent contractors and business operators and considers labour force status and conditions of employment such as entitlement to paid leave.