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COVID-19 Hits Jobs

27 June 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a much steeper decrease in job vacancies than previous downturns. Based on other leading indicators such as job advertisements series, the downturn is also much steeper than what is expected would have been measured by the series during the Global Financial crisis. Job vacancies decreased by 43.2%, or by 98,200 vacancies in the three months to May 2020. The largest single quarter decline in the 1980s recession was 18.6% (in…

4 Top Tips for Best Home Working

20 June 2020 In: Jobs, Health, Family, General

Home Working: One of the biggest challenge’s homeworkers are facing day-to-day is achieving balance. However according to new research from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University there are proactive steps we can take to help us feel more in control of our time. “If we want to operate at our best, human beings need to have their three basic psychological needs satisfied. The first is autonomy, which is a sense of choice and control about…

Australia Jobs in May

20 June 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Australia Jobs were lost in May as employment decreased by 227,700 people between April and May, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The drop in employment, of close to a quarter of a million people, added to the 600,000 in April, brings the total fall to 835,000 people since March. In two months, the percentage of people aged 15 and over employed in Australia decreased from around 62.5 per cent to around 58.7 per…

Australia Jobs by State

17 June 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Australia Jobs by State: Since the week ending 14 March 2020 (the week Australia recorded its 100th confirmed COVID-19 case) the largest changes in Australia Jobs were: Payroll jobs: Tasmania decreased by 9.5% and Victoria decreased by 9.0% Total wages: Western Australia decreased by 10.7% and Tasmania decreased by 10.2% Between the week ending 23 May 2020 and the week ending 30 May 2020, the largest changes in Australia Jobs were: Payroll jobs: Northern Territory…

Australia Jobs Bounce Back

17 June 2020 In: Jobs, General

Australia Jobs climate has improved with total payroll jobs increasing through May, according to the latest weekly payroll figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Head of Labour Statistics at the ABS, Bjorn Jarvis, said: “The latest data showed that the total payroll job losses since mid-March were greatest in the week ending 18 April (8.9 per cent) and had recovered to a 7.5 per cent loss by the end of May.” Payroll jobs worked…

Jobs in Australia Update

12 June 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, Family, General

Jobs in Australia are still available for migrants seeking to live and work down under. Until the COVID-19 emergency around 70 per cent of recent migrants and temporary residents were employed. Migrants who had obtained Australian citizenship since arrival were more likely to be employed (76%) than migrants on a permanent visa (66%), or temporary residents (65%). Of those employed, 77% of people with Australian citizenship and 75% on a permanent visa were employed full-time,…

Migration to Australia Update

12 June 2020 In: Study, Jobs, Migration, General

Migration to Australia continues and has seen an increase in qualified people arriving to live and work down under. The 2019 Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey showed that migrants arriving in the last 10 years with a qualification, the majority (79 per cent) held a Bachelor degree or higher, with another 13 per cent holding an Advanced Diploma or Diploma level qualification. 1.9 million people in Australia were recent migrants or temporary residents according to…

Australia Jobs Increase

11 June 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Australia Jobs may have been impacted by COVID-19 in the past three months but over past 12 months employment has increased. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the number of filled jobs grew 1.7% through the year in seasonally adjusted terms. Biggest rise in jobs occurred in the following sectors: Health care and social assistance Retail trade Professional, scientific and technical services Construction Education and training Impact of the COVID-19 emergency has been felt…

Australia Economy Growth

10 June 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Australia economy: the country is coming out of the crisis in better shape than expected and unemployment is unlikely to hit double figures. That’s the view of analysts and government ministers down under following a review of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. ”Australia seems to have avoided the expected cycle of destruction and economic growth could soon start to accelerate. Australia is still the ‘lucky country’”, says Darrell Todd, ceo of thinkingAustralia. For the first time,…

Tasmania Jobs Boost

09 June 2020 In: Jobs, Tasmania, Economy, General

Tasmania Jobs Boost: A government incentive to boost the economy of Tasmania will see a massive construction boom in the next couple of years. The Tasmania government has announced plans to spend $3.1 billion on infrastructure to stimulate its economy over the next two years. The program of works is designed to immediately stimulate the economy, boost private investment, and give Tasmanian businesses and workers certainty, said Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. The…

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