TITAN
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers

Jobs Boost Predicted


Wednesday, 21st November 2012 at 4:26 pm
Staff Reporter
At least 137,000 jobs are still expected to be added to the Australian market - including community service jobs - over the coming year despite the slowing economy, according to the MyCareer Employment Forecast.

Wednesday, 21st November 2012
at 4:26 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Jobs Boost Predicted
Wednesday, 21st November 2012 at 4:26 pm

At least 137,000 jobs are still expected to be added to the Australian market – including community service jobs – over the coming year despite the slowing economy, according to the MyCareer Employment Forecast.

MyCareer says that in comparison only 58,000 jobs were added in the previous year to August 2012, indicating that the long-term outlook may not be as bleak as we are being led to believe

According to the bi-annual report, Community Services and Health, Engineering and IT jobs can expect to see healthy increases of 3.2%, 3.6% and 3.5% respectively in the year up to May 2013.

The report also reveals that almost every state and industry is forecast to see a modest jobs growth in the next year.

It says that while South Australia remains flat, Western Australia will continue to be the standout with a strong 2.5% jobs growth expected.

The report says that only the Government, Construction & Property and Manufacturing sectors are expected to report declines of 3.4%, 2.1% and 0.6% respectively.

“There’s a lot of business uncertainty after recent reports about the slow-down in China’s economy and the Mining industry, and the rise of national unemployment figures but the overall outlook is quite encouraging as the economy continues to stabilise,” Michael Emerson from Economic and Market Development Advisors (EMDA) said.

“Losses of jobs in the next year will primarily be as a result of public sector job cuts and the strength of the Aussie dollar, which will send more of our manufacturing jobs overseas.”

General manager of MyCareer Paul Kitchin said that the latest forecast provides key insights for businesses in planning for the next 12 months.

“While the outlook varies from industry to industry and state to state there is overall positive news that the numbers of jobs being created in the next 12 months will be more than the past year. In that business environment recruiting the best people will remain a key priority for all companies,” Kitchin said.

The MyCareer Employment Forecast is produced independently by Michael Emerson and EMDA, and analyses national, state, industry, and demographic employment trends and figures over a one year period.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Jobseekers Dissatisfied With Government Employment Program

Luke Michael

Thursday, 4th October 2018 at 8:42 am

New Research Looks to Improve Disability Employment Rate

Luke Michael

Monday, 9th July 2018 at 2:35 pm

Changing Lives Through the Dignity of Work

Luke Michael

Monday, 9th July 2018 at 7:40 am

Deliveroo Brings Jobs to DSS-Funded Work Program

Paul Carter

Monday, 2nd July 2018 at 10:46 am

POPULAR

Psychosocial Disability Stream Added to NDIS

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 5:07 pm

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

Luke Michael

Monday, 8th October 2018 at 5:24 pm

Caution Needed Over Autism Diagnosis Guidelines

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 17th October 2018 at 5:25 pm

Resilient Families Becomes First SBB to Mature in Australia

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 4:57 pm

TITAN
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!