Due to the effects of the Covid epidemic, there are currently almost as many job openings as there are unemployed Australians.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are more than 480,000 open positions and 548,100 Australians who identify as unemployed.
The record number of openings is a 14% increase from February and more than twice as many as there were openings in February 2020.
Arts and recreation are among the top industries that are in severe need of personnel, followed closely by the hospitality and real estate services sectors.
The number of companies wishing to add at least one more employee has increased, according to Bjorn Jarvis, head of Labor Statistics at the ABS.
According to a quarter of organisations, there was at least one open position in May of this year, he added.
This number was “more than double the pre-pandemic level in February 2020 (11%),” which emphasises how much it is harder for businesses to obtain employees.
In just three months, the number of open posts in Victoria climbed by 18%, while those in NSW rose by 12%.
The massive labour shortages experienced on farms, according to Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers, are “pushing up costs in our stores.”
He told Sky News, “We’ve got to deal with concerns surrounding the resilience of supply chains, we’ve got to deal with labour movement, labour mobility, and labour shortages.
Recently, some Centrelink beneficiaries have come under fire from hiring managers for submitting applications for jobs they have no intention of filling in order to earn welfare benefits.
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