We've reopened the survey for one more week to see if we can get 200 repsonses or more. Remember that this will be presented to politicians to persuade them that the industry needs to bring in panel and paint technicians from overseas. You might disagree in which case let us know by filling in the survey.
Of the 133 responses we have had so far:
70% say the skills shortage is heavily impacting cycle times
They are short:
127 panel techs
121 paint techs
For a good chunk of these roles business have been looking for over 12 months to fill the positions.
We will also be giving away three copies to repsondents chosen at randome of the new book Supercars The Holden Versus Ford Era.