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Report: Making Australia’s Workforce Digitally Ready

By 2025 Australia will need 156,000 new technology workers, with 87% of jobs now requiring digital skills.  

This digital skills gap requires urgent action from business leaders and governments alike.

The Salesforce-YouGov Digital Skills — Australia report reveals the current capabilities, expectations, and requirements for digital skilling across industries. These findings are based on a survey conducted with more than 1,000 mid-level managers and senior management professionals from private, public, and not-for-profit organisations in Australia. 

With 79% of managers surveyed believing there are barriers for their organisation acquiring additional digital skills, and only 34% of managers believing that their senior management is placing a high level of importance on addressing the digital skills gap – the digital skills gap needs to be addressed now.  

Here are some of the additional key findings from the report.

Sassoon Grigorian

As Vice President, Asia Pacific, Government Affairs at Salesforce, Sassoon is responsible for matters involving government affairs and public policy, and works with Salesforce's public sector customers. Sassoon has previously worked for Fortune 500 companies: Microsoft; eBay and PayPal. Sassoon has worked in the NSW State Government as an adviser to a former NSW Premier. He has served on numerous industry boards and associations including being co-founder of the Digital Policy Group, Australia's leading group on digital policy matters. He is also co-founder of Remitt, a fintech start-up. Follow Sassoon on Twitter @sassoon_g

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