The Current Job Market in Australia

The Current Job Market in Australia

News this month indicates a strengthening job market in Australia, with job adverts increasing and the unemployment rate falling.

Popular job site SEEK released figures which shows job adverts are up by 6.6% in the past year, with every Australian state and territory recording growth. Particular job growth was reported in Western Australia, partially as result of the mining industry actively hiring again. Job adverts across the mining sector grew 60% over the past 12 months in WA.

Since February 2000, job growth has been primarily generated from the following industries:

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Professional Services
  • Education
  • Construction

We work alongside Hays Recruitment who offer job opportunities within the construction and professional service sectors.

We spoke to job specialist Diane Boyce at Hays Recruitment who commented: "This rising demand and confidence in the job market has led to an increasing interest in UK and Irish migrants. In our experience, employers are more willing to conduct Skype interviews for overseas applicants. The strong Australian job market is hugely encouraging for those looking to make the move."

You can view Hays latest Australian job adverts, tips on interviewing, CV writing and also download the Hays salary survey here.

"As a lead indicator, the solid increase in job advertisements suggests labour market conditions continue to improve, and bodes well on the near-term outlook for employment growth." (Business Insider Australia 2017)

With a strengthening job market and outdoor lifestyle, Australia continues to attract migrants from all over the world.

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Burgess, M; Perthnow (18 May 2017) - SEEK data shows job ads are up 6.6 percent - and where the most jobs are across Australia

Scutt, D; Business Insider Australia (18 May 2017) - Australia's mining sector is hiring again