With the deadline approaching and more than 100,000 applications for entry into the Northern Exchange Program (NEP) nearing completion, the process is becoming a constant battle for applicants.
In Bradfords case, the application for entry was approved just last week.
But as of March 30, the final tally of applications was already down to less than 70,000, meaning many have been waiting to apply for the final two years of the program.
That’s a number that has frustrated the agents in the Bradfields office.
The Bradfield office, which employs more than 1,000 people, has been dealing with the stress of waiting for a final decision from the Southern and Northern Exchange agents.
As of March 31, the Southern, Northern and Southern Exchange agents had combined to handle around 3.5 million applications.
That was down from 3.9 million the previous year and nearly 4 million the year before.
The Northern Exchange Agents, which is also responsible for processing applications, have been struggling to process the influx of applications, according to agents in Brads office.
At the same time, the agents are facing an ever-growing backlog of applications for jobs at Southern Exchange.
At least 2,200 applicants have applied for the position of Southern Exchange agent since March 1, according a Southern Exchange spokeswoman.
The Southern Exchange office has not responded to a request for comment.
In other words, it’s been difficult for the Brads to find agents to fill positions.
The application process is not just difficult for Brads.
Agents say it also has a negative impact on the jobs available in the southern area.
The number of jobs in the south, where most of the exchange jobs are being located, has decreased since the opening of the southern exchange, according the Bradden office.
There are about 1,800 jobs in South Australia.
There are also about 100 job opportunities for the southern region, according Northern Exchange.
The situation is not helped by a lack of skilled labour in the area.
There’s a shortage of people, including people with relevant experience, in the field of IT, said Bradden.
In the northern region, there are only about 150 people who have the right skills in IT, which means the region will have difficulty filling the positions.
As a result, Brads and other employers are increasingly turning to their local agents to handle the application process.
Bradfels application was approved last week for the role of Southern exchange agent.
The agent was a little more than an hour from Brads house in Bradden, but not a full two hours.
As it turns out, the agent was in the northern office when the Braddells application was submitted.
A spokesman for Braddels office confirmed that the agent submitted his application for the Southern exchange position on the same day that Brads application was received.
It is understood the agent had applied for a position in Brades office just two days earlier.
However, the spokesman did not provide any details on the agent’s work experience or the agent himself.
A number of Brads employees said they were frustrated and frustrated by the lack of information from the southern office, while others expressed their frustration at the agents delay.
One Brads employee said he had contacted the Southern Office twice in recent months and had been directed to the office of the Northern exchange agent in Braddell.
He was told that he had been unsuccessful and was being directed to a different office.
“I feel like I’ve been treated as second-class citizens,” he said.
The employee, who wished to remain anonymous, said the Southern office had failed to inform him about the Southern Agent’s role at Brads, despite the fact he had applied online.
“They’ve been trying to put this under the rug, but they should have been informing me,” he added.
The South and Northern offices did not respond to requests for comment on the Brades application.
But the Northern office said the Brachfords application was a good one and the Southern agents had not responded in the last few weeks.
“It’s been an amazing experience, and I think it will continue to be an incredible experience,” the Northern agent said.
“If you’re in the Northern and southern office at the same point in time, you have to take the same approach and take the right approach.”
This has been a very successful process.
“The Brads spokesman said he did not know how many jobs were available in Braders office.
As of this week, there were approximately 7500 vacancies for roles in the Southern area.