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.
Australian job postings continue to decline as widespread shutdowns weigh on the economy.
The ability to work from home has never been more desirable. Australian job seekers are responding to an unprecedented change in economic circumstances.
Cuts to Australian penalty rates have put pressure on lower-income workers across the country. For two years, the promise of more jobs and hours went unfulfilled, probably due to tough economic conditions. Now that is starting to change.
As devastating bushfires rage across the country, Australians have responded as they always do in crisis: by banding together and doing what they can to help. Many want to be on the frontline, with job search for firefighter roles reaching a record high.
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