Recruitment Market Segment LS
Recruitment Market Segment RS

 600X108px IT Wire

 

Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:19

ICT sector way behind pre-COVID employment levels Featured

By

The ICT sector is one of the top 10 classifications by volume who have the furthest to got to reach pre-COVID employment levels, according to the latest job ads report from SEEK.

SEEK reports that in the last fortnight ended 21 June, job ad volumes were at 68.3% of pre-COVID levels across all industry and business sectors - with ICT in the top 10 classfications at 52.3% of the ads, followed by accounting at 52.6% and administration & office support with 55.4%.

“In the fortnight ended 21 June, job ad volumes were at 68.3% of pre-COVID levels. For jobseekers in particular this is a positive sign, as it’s a long way from the job ad data we saw during the lowest point of the pandemic, which was April 2020, meaning that more jobs are on SEEK right now than we have seen since March,” said Kendra Banks, Managing Director, SEEK ANZ.

“Several industry sectors are rebounding well, including Community Services, Healthcare & Medical and Trades & Services. Roles in Community Services performed particularly well during the coronavirus pandemic, and at 95.9%, is almost back to its pre-COVID job ad growth levels. Top roles in the sector are Aged & Disability Support, Child Welfare and Employment Services,” said Banks.

“All states and territories showed growth in job ad volumes in the last two weeks. When compared to pre-COVID levels in February of this year, Victoria and New South Wales have the most ground to make up, both sitting at around 60% of pre-COVID levels, while all other states are above 70%, and although there is still some volatility in the week-to-week numbers, overall, we continue to see job ad volume growth.”

SEEK says job ads volumes in each state compared to February 2020 were:

  • Northern Territory: 94.9%  
  • Western Australia: 88.5%
  • Tasmania: 79.7%
  • Queensland: 78.5%

The SEEK “where the jobs are” report shows:

  • Information & Communication Technology: Developers/ Programmers, Business/ Systems Analysts, Software Engineering, Help Desk and IT Support and Project Management
  • Healthcare & Medical: roles such as Physiotherapy, Nursing (Aged Care and General Medical), Dental, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work, Medical Administration and General Practitioners
  • Trades & Services: Automotive, Labourers, Hair & Beauty Services, Electricians, Welders & Boilermakers and Fitters, Turners & Machinists
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics: Warehousing, Storage & Distribution, Road Transport, Assembly & Process Woandrk and Machine Operators
  • Education & Training: Childcare & Outside School Hours Care, Teaching (Early Childhood, Secondary, Vocational and Primary) Workplace Training & Assessment 
  • Community Services & Development: Aged & Disability Support, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services Employment Services

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.

CLICK HERE!

WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://www.itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments