Woodside chairman Michael Chaney has joined Gina Rinehart in pushing for skilled migrants to fill empty mining jobs.
Speaking at Woodside's annual general meeting Chaney said while companies were focused on training and finding local workers, these efforts could not fill all positions.
"The reality is that there is a need for temporary skilled migration to fill the gap between supply and demand," he said.
Chaney said rising labour competition and the lack of available workers meant companies were facing rising costs and uncertain timelines.
According to The Australian Gina Rinehart also recently reinforced her argument for skilled migrants. Read More…