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

So, what does this mean for job seekers?

What about employers?

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