Australia's increasing involvement in international markets has led to greater emphasis being given to the 'skill' component of Australia's Migration Program. Skilled migrants can help offset specific skill shortages, and they expand the size and quality of the Australian workforce.
This is the message the city is sending to anyone looking for a fresh start in regional Victoria. While offering a blend of city and country life, the foremost attraction to Wangaratta is opportunity.
What makes Wangaratta appealing is the fact that there are jobs available in skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour. We are a growing city, which is well-placed geographically and driven by very successful business, industry and tourism. Our buoyant economy provides employment opportunities across a wide range of industries.
Wangaratta has boomed in the past couple of years with help from major retailers such as Cotton On, Jeans West, The Warehouse, Rivers, Jay Jays, Super Cheap Auto, Big W, Bunnings and Target.
And while this tells the tale of many growing centres across the state, very few can boast of the broader lifestyle that Wangaratta offers.
For the younger members of the community, there are plenty of open spaces and playgrounds.
Here you can live life at the perfect pace, balancing family and career aspirations in a vibrant, safe, progressive and caring community.
The Wangaratta region offers such aspects as:
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