If you are unemployed right now, there is no better time than the present to find work. According to data from SEEK, Australian employers have a record-breaking number of jobs up for grabs.
Due to a decrease in seasonal workers and other COVID-19 related factors, employers are struggling to find qualified staff to fill roles in various sectors. The latest figures from The National Skills Commission reveal that more than 54% of recruiting employers reported having trouble filling vacancies in the four weeks up to April 30.
They had a particularly tough time hiring outside of the capital cities where 64% reported difficulties, and when hiring skilled workers with a Certificate III qualification or higher, it was 62%.
11 sectors with more jobs on SEEK in March/April than any previous month in 23 years
Hospitality & Tourism
Up 22% month-on-month
Government & Defence
Up 18% compared to March
Farming, Animals & Conservation
Up 17% month-on-month
Sports & Recreation
16% more job ads than in March
Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
16% more job ads than the previous month
Retail & Consumer Products
Up 16% month-on-month
Trades & Services
14% more job ads than in March
Education & Training
Up 12% compared to March
Marketing & Communications
Up 10% month-on-month
Community Services & Development
Up 9% compared to March
Healthcare & Medical
7% more jobs than in March
Research from SEEK Australia’s April Employment Report
If you are a job seeker, now is a great time to get qualified and get employed! In fact, the childcare and community care industries are booming, with both offering secure and fulfilling career prospects. To learn about your career options, contact us to get started today! You may also qualify for Government Funding, which means you can start a course for as little as $40. Speak to us today on 1300 737 004, or contact us here.