A JOB is offering £4,400 for workers with no experience but no one wants it.
The manager of a cleaning company based in Sydney, Australia, says they have been forced to raise the salaries after struggling to find new cleaners to take up the job.
Joy Vess, of Absolute Domestics, told The Daily Telegraph her company has increased the hourly rate to $45 (AUD) – just over £25.
She explained that starting salaries are now around $93,000, which equates to just under £52,500.
And so that means cleaners could now be making as much as £4,400 a month as the company tries to desperately to fill the gaps.
She said: “I can see that it is making a difference now… the applicants are just elated.
“Since mid 2021 I haven’t been able to get enough cleaners to service the business, in some areas I don’t market at all — Bondi, Manly, I don’t advertise at all because I can’t get cleaners there at all.
“Nine months ago I took the hourly rate to $35 and that didn’t fix it so three weeks ago I took it to $45 an hour.”
She added that despite the raise she is still struggling to find staff for some areas.
She has also called on the government to allow international students to work more hours.
Meanwhile, she is not the only having difficulties in finding workers, amid Australia’s staff shortage.
Companies in the country’s mining section have offered jobs with £80,000 starting salaries and £7,000 signing bonuses in a bid to find staff.
Positions available include auto electricians in Queensland who could start with a salary of nearly £80,000 ($140,000).
The job offers also include automation engineers, metallurgists and geologists- all coming with a salary of between £57,000 and £73,000.
And some other companies have resorted to offering a £7,000 sign-on bonus ($10,000) and a £3,000 referral bonus ( $5,000).
And an Australian MP has pleaded for fruit pickers to step forward to sort this season’s bumper crops.
MP Anne Webster branded the shortage of staff willing to take up the £4,000-a-month job a “tragedy in the making”.
Ripe fruit is being left to rot away on the ground due to the lack of workers – and it could cost the country millions.