Labour market conditions remain weak in Victoria, with little hope of improvement until economic restrictions are lifted. Yet that hasn’t stopped recruitment picking up across the rest of Australia.
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.
Healthcare has been notably resilient during the COVID-19 crisis, with employment holding up better and hiring contracting less severely than in most other sectors.
Australian hiring activity remained subdued following Easter but there are emerging signs of stabilisation.