Fly-in, Fly-Out (FIFO) Workforce
FIFO employment has become a critical element of maintaining a viable resources sector workforce, as the industry is challenged by significant tightening in the skilled labour market. In Western Australia, FIFO employment has had a long history and remains a popular and practical work practice.
FIFO offers greater choice and enables greater work-life balance for workers, residing in an increasingly urban environment. CME advocates that FIFO, along with investing in skills and training, increasing workforce diversity and ensuring a flexible skilled migration program, will help address skill shortages in the resources sector, delivering sustainable growth in both the Western Australian and Australian economies.