Short-haul travel is a lucrative career for many people, but the cost is prohibitive.
Key points: Travelers often need to have an advanced degree to earn a living in travel, with a bachelor’s degree usually the most expensive level of qualification short-haul workers can get The average hourly wage for short-hairs is around $15.80 per hour Source: BusinessInsider, SalaryWatch, MoneySavingExpert, SalaryScooties,TravelTips,TravelSucks,TravelPixGuide Short-hair jobseekers have often struggled to find the right jobs in the short-distance sector.
But that could soon change as the Federal Government announces changes to the travel industry to support short-hour workers.
A range of job changes will be introduced by the Federal Labor Government in coming months including changes to pay, travel and career options for workers.
The new regulations will apply to short-hours workers and the Government’s long-term plans are to create jobs in hospitality and retail and the long-haul trucking sector.
“The Government’s commitment to supporting short-paid workers has been recognised by the Council of Australian Governments (Coag) and the Association of Short-Hair and Travel Professionals,” a statement from the Department of Human Services said.
“Workers currently paid in the $15 per hour minimum wage for travelling work and hospitality are eligible for the change, while those working for retail and retail jobs will need to be paid at a lower level to avoid the current low wage floor.”
It’s important that those working in the travel and accommodation sector understand the new regulations, and the new pathway available to them, and can apply for these changes.
“Short-haul worker and hospitality career options Short-hours travel workers are often the most vulnerable members of the community to work in the long distance sector, with the average annual earnings for short haul workers is around US$13,000, according to SalaryWatch.
Short-hour travel careers require the minimum of an advanced education and a bachelor degree to be successful.
Some of the most common jobs that short-hatters can get include truck drivers, truck drivers with full time work and truck drivers working part time.
But for some short-tail jobs, like those in retail and tourism, the cost of a Bachelor’s degree is the most affordable level of certification Short-haters are often forced to pay the higher price.”
For a while, I didn’t have any work. “
They are only around $11,000 each, so that’s not enough to cover the cost to train up to be a truck driver.”
For a while, I didn’t have any work.
I had to be doing my own travel for work, so I was going through a bit of a rough patch.
“It’s not just the cost that can be prohibitive, but a person’s experience of working in long-distance work also plays a role.
For many people short-haired jobs require a Bachelor of Science in a field such as medicine or veterinary medicine.”
Some people work in restaurants, they work in cafes, they can be at retail, they have a part-time job, so it can be quite a daunting environment,” a Short-tailed worker told the ABC.”
A lot of people think they can just get on and do a little bit of whatever and that they’ll get on with it.
It’s a bit like, ‘I’m going to get a good job, I’m going the right route, I’ve got my qualifications’.
“There are also a range of travel jobs that Short-tails can’t do, like in retail, but for many the cost can be significantly higher.”
They’re always looking for something that’s going to be on a budget,” a short-tailed truck driver said.
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