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Australia Jobs and Wages Increase

14 August 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Australia jobs market saw a significant increase in July and weekly wages have also increased. Around 115,000 new jobs were added across Australia during July. The average weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults in Australia in May 2020 was $1,714, up 3.3 per cent from November 2019, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Bjorn Jarvis, head of Labour Statistics at the ABS, said: ”Lower paid jobs and industries were particularly impacted by COVID-19…

Home Working: The Up and Downside

08 August 2020 In: Jobs, Family, General

Home Working has many benefits but also many downsides, a major new study has shown. The global shift to home working since the pandemic began has led to some upsides: More flexibility, no commute – more comfortable clothes. But working from home also comes with downsides – longer working days, more meetings and more email to answer. A new survey of 3.1 million workers shows that the average working day lengthened by 48.5 minutes in…

Migration to Australia: Act Now To Succeed

28 July 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, General

Migration to Australia remains possible despite the current effects of the coronavirus. Act now to ensure your visa application meets the work or migration criteria, as demand will be high during 2021 when the recovery gains speed. Australia is currently experiencing a ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus and various state lockdowns have created a level of uncertainty when it comes to migration and work, travel and study visas. State Sponsorships are low, Skilled Migration is…

Australia Jobs in $48bn Boost

28 July 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Australia jobs market is to be boosted by a $48bn plan to create new jobs and cut taxes. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his top priority is to create new jobs and keep people in work. Policies to create jobs will take priority over calls for faster tax cuts in stage two of the government’s economic stimulus. The government has legislated personal tax cuts in three stages over the next three years but some Mps…

Australia Movie Industry Gets $400m Boost

18 July 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, Entertainment, General

Australia movie industry has received a $400 cash boost thanks to a new scheme that aims to attract Hollywood producers to make moves down under. The federal government has announced a new $400 million cash grants scheme to lure overseas film and television productions to Australia. Hollywood producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Ron Howard have already expressed an interest Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. The cash incentive is aimed at protecting more than 8,000 jobs in…

Jobs in Australia Increase

17 July 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Jobs in Australia: Employment increased by 210,800 people between May and June according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “The easing of COVID-19 restrictions in June saw an extra 280,000 people in the labour force, with more people in employment, and more actively looking and available for work,” said Bjorn Jarvis, head of labour statistics at the ABS The 210,800 rise in employment was underpinned by a large increase in part-time employment (249,000 people) and…

Jobs in Australia Recover

16 July 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Jobs in Australia have seen a boost with a high proportion of lost jobs being regained. “By the end of June, around 35 per cent of payroll jobs initially lost had been regained,” said Bjorn Jarvis, head of labour statistics at the ABS Since the low in mid-April, total payroll jobs have increased by 3.3 per cent. Payroll jobs worked by females recovered through June (recording a 0.8 per cent increase compared to a 0.1…

Post-study work visas extended

11 July 2020 In: Study, Jobs, General

Australia post-study work visas – The Australian government is expected to relax its rules around post-study work visas for international students impacted by Covid-19. The Australian education sector has been lobbying for months for this and other changes to help stem what is forecast to be a $16 billion downturn over the next three years. Currently, only overseas students who complete their studies within Australia are eligible for the visas which allow them to remain…

Australia Boosts Support

08 July 2020 In: Jobs, Finance, Economy, General

Australia government will set out a new business and worker income support program on July 23. The federal government is considering pulling forward billions of dollars worth of tax cuts to kick-start the economy. Businesses are to receive another phase of financial support, beyond September when JobKeeper is due to expire. Banks will allow people who paused their mortgage payments as an emergency measure to extend their loan deferral by up to four months if…

Australia Jobs Bounce Back

06 July 2020 In: Jobs, Western Australia, Economy, General

Australia Jobs market has seen a bounce-back in the past four weeks. That’s according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics that reports total payroll jobs increased 1.0 per cent between mid-May and mid-June. Head of Labour Statistics at the ABS, Bjorn Jarvis, said: “This continued the gradual recovery in payroll jobs since mid-April. “The recovery in payroll jobs between mid-April and mid-June represents around 30 per cent of the jobs initially lost,” Mr Jarvis said….

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