[WiseTech Global, Cochlear, CSL, Road Microphone, Freelancer, Atlassian – ]are some of the largest tech companies in the world. And they are all Australians. In recent years, Australia has carved a niche for itself in the high-tech market. However, leading tech companies say that running the business is getting harder.
Richard White, CEO of WiseTech Global, says they are running less than 200,000 skilled technologies in Australia. A $ 10 billion company, it hires around 15 workers a month in its Sydney office alone. Mr. White says they can easily double the hiring number provided they find qualified people to do so.
The Australian top five companies –
- Commonwealth bank
- Rio Tinto
- Of the above, only CSL can be considered high-tech.
In contrast, the US top 5 companies
It is high time Australian parents and teachers focus on technology as a career. Meanwhile, he is looking overseas to fill in the skills gaps. Said by Mr Richard White