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Job vacancies going unfilled due to housing shortage

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Chief executive of Committee for Ballarat Michael Poulton says a lack of suitable housing is seeing job vacancies in the region go unfilled.

He says come businesses in hospitality and advanced manufacturing were facing dire skill shortages.

"In Ballarat it's more about affordable housing, while Ararat is more about the availability," he said.

It comes as Ararat-based wire manufacturer AME reported it was commuting its own workers into town to fill demand.

 

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