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.
Rapid hiring growth, driven by the reopening of the Sydney and Melbourne economies, points towards further tightening of the Australian labour market.
As Sydney and Melbourne prepare for re-opening, job postings have surged to a new pandemic peak. That’s great news for Australia’s economic recovery.
Despite lockdown, postings rebound in New South Wales, pushing national postings to a two-month high. That’s a strong sign ahead of restrictions easing later this year.
Nationwide hiring remains elevated and that’s true for Christmas jobs too. While it is early, lockdowns don’t appear to have stopped retailers from ramping up hiring for the holidays.
The August Indeed Australia Job Search Survey found greater worker urgency to find new jobs, concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria.
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