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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…

COVID-19: $75m ‘thanks’

06 June 2020 In: Jobs, Family, General

COVID-19 has brought out the generosity of Woolworths who’ve said a $75 million ‘thanks’ to their staff. More than 100,000 Woolworth employees will be given up to $750 worth of company shares and a gift card to reward them for working through the COVID-19 panic-buying period. The Australian government has announced a $688 million HomeBuilder program, offering Australians $25,000 to build or substantially renovate their home. The move comes in a bid to support up…

COVID-19 Effect On Business

03 June 2020 In: Jobs, Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 has forced 70 per cent of Australian businesses to change how they operate, according to results from the fourth Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey on Business Impacts of COVID-19. ABS Head of Industry Statistics John Shepherd said that the survey also showed that seven in ten businesses (72%) had a decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Mr Shepherd said: “Businesses that had changed the way they operate were more than twice…

Construction Jobs Hit

23 May 2020 In: Jobs, Economy, General

Construction Jobs in Australia will suffer a major hit as new home building will fall by almost 50 per cent, putting half a million jobs at risk over the next year, according to the Housing Institute of Australia. “In 2018/19 the industry engaged over 1 million people to commence building almost 200,000 new homes. Next year we expect to start just 112,000 new homes leaving up to 500,000 jobs at risk,” said HIA’s Managing Director,…

COVID-19 job losses slow

20 May 2020 In: Jobs, Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 job losses are slowing down across Australia as effects of the coronavirus emergency begin to ease. Over the seven weeks from mid-March to early May, total payroll jobs fell by 7.3 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “The latest data shows a further slowing in the fall in COVID-19 job losses between mid-April and early May,” said Bjorn Jarvis, Head of Labour Statistics at the ABS. “The largest net job losses…

Australia Employment Update

19 May 2020 In: Jobs, Family, General

Australia Employment arrangements have changed over the past ten weeks as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. The proportion of Australians aged 18 years and over working paid hours increased from 55.8% in April to 59.0% in May; Nearly half (46%) of all Australians who were working in late-April to early-May said they were working from home; and Women were more likely than men to have been working from home (56% compared with 38%). Australia…

Jobs in Australia April 2020

14 May 2020 In: Jobs, Migration, Economy, General

Jobs in Australia – Seasonally adjusted employment fell by 594,300 people between March and April, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Large changes were seen across all labour market indicators in April. “The large drop in employment did not translate into a similar sized rise in the number of unemployed people because around 489,800 people left the labour force”, stated Bjorn Jarvis, head of labour statistics at the ABS. Unemployment increased by 104,500 people…

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