Australia can be proud of how it’s handled COVID-19, with the economy recovering faster than expected. But challenges lie ahead as the year draws to a close.
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.
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.