16/06/2020 - 12:03 pm

Job market for manufacturing and logistics grows in Australia

SEEK, a leading Australian employment marketplace, has released figures that indicate that Australia’s job market is making progress, with manufacturing, transport and logistics among the top industries for employment opportunities

New job ads posted on SEEK during the fortnight ending 31 May were up 49.2% compared to the April 2020 average. Manufacturing, transport and logistics was among the sectors with the fastest changes in job advertising growth with a 59% increase.

New job adverts posted on SEEK during the fortnight ending 7 June were up 60.6%. This is a further uplift from 26.8%, 39.7% and 49.2% in the previous three fortnights.  The biggest contributors to job ad growth remain unchanged for the second fortnight running, they are: manufacturing, transport and logistics; trades and services; healthcare and medical; hospitality and tourism and education and training

Kendra Banks, managing director of SEEK ANZ, said, “Historically, job ad volumes tend to ease off towards the end of the financial year but are followed by a quick boost in July and August when hirers have re-set their budgets. With the continued easing of restrictions, the economic measures put in place by the government and the new financial year we hope to see this translate into more jobs advertised in July.

“Again, all states and territories showed growth in the last two weeks. Tasmania and Queensland are the highest growing states with 86.3% and 82.2% more jobs advertised in the last two weeks compared to April’s average.”

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