Callam Pickering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on Australia. Previously he was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia focusing on household spending and house prices. He also worked as the economic editor at online publications the Business Spectator and Eureka Report where he covered economic issues relating to Australia. Callam earned a Bachelor of economics and Accounting from Monash University.
Hiring has increased sharply over the past couple of months, with sectors hard hit by COVID-19 leading the way. Nevertheless, the job market has changed during the crisis.
Labour market conditions in Victoria have deteriorated following the reinstatement of economic lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19. Job postings on Indeed AU have dropped accordingly.
Some occupations hold up better in a tough economy, but COVID-19 is rewriting the rules as employment falls sharply in almost every industry.
Australian hiring activity continued to improve towards the end of May, particularly in areas where restrictions have been lifted.
As Australia emerges from lockdown, job seekers are on the lookout for retail and hospitality opportunities.
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