It has been a long time since we had a discussion about how to pay people for their earthmoers, but that could soon change.
An Australian company is set to launch an automated payment system for earthmover workers in a bid to curb the rise in the number of workers in the construction industry.
The company called the automated payments system a “pay-and-play” system, which will allow people to make payments without having to use their debit card or bank account.
While most of the major Australian construction firms have been moving towards automated payments, one company, the Sydney-based LendLease, is pushing for a “first-of-its-kind” system for workers.
“We’re trying to develop a system that’s completely automated, so it doesn’t require a bank account or any other type of authentication,” Lendlease general manager Mark Leighton said.
“What we want to do is automate all the work that’s going on in the office and the office-based parts of the industry.”
Mr Leighton has been working on the system since last summer and hopes to roll it out in the next six months.
“I’ve been in the field for 18 months and I’ve had some experience with this,” he said.
“When I first came to Australia, I had no experience of paying people for work that they did.”
So what I came up with is a way to have a system where we don’t have to pay anyone for work they do, and then we don’ need to pay them for work.
“A large number of jobs are being created at a time when people are looking for more flexible work.
The construction industry employs about 7 per cent of the workforce, which is expected to grow by another 15 per cent in the coming years.