Good news for Adelaide and South Australian job hunters as according to Seek, job ads are in positive territory. In part, this is due to the hiring of Christmas casuals but at least there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
The number of SEEK job ads through November are up 8.6 per cent on their October level and now sit 1 per cent higher than a year ago.
It’s the first time job ads are above their pre-virus levels.
The improvement is being driven by Victoria where ads are up 20.2 per cent in November, although over the year they are still down by 6.3 per cent.
Across the Northern Territory, South Australia and WA, ads are more than 17 per cent up on November 2019.
In Queensland they are 9.2 per cent better and in NSW, ads rose by 6.1 per cent last month to be 6.7 per cent down on a year ago.
In the ACT they are down 8.9 per cent.
There are a few problems with how Seek job ads are counted, including double and triple posting of the same job, but none the less, even though most of the jobs are casual or part time, it’s good news.
The jobs market was a key focus of the budget as hundreds of billions of dollars was thrown at keeping people in work through schemes such as JobKeeper, the JobMaker hiring credit and boosting infrastructure spending.
SEEK Australia managing director Kendra Banks said ads were growing sharply in the hospitality, trades and healthcare sectors as the economy re-opened.
“After a challenging 2020 for hirers and job seekers, this is a more positive note in which to end the year,” she said.
Check out the government job site here: https://jobsearch.gov.au/search/by-location/jobs-in-adelaide-sa?code=51