Labour market conditions in Victoria deteriorated following the reinstatement of economic lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, the impact has varied considerably across sectors.
Australian job seekers are searching for supermarket jobs in record numbers. Much of that growth is being driven by displaced workers in sectors such as hospitality and food preparation.
Widespread economic shutdown continues to hamper hiring activity across Australia, with job postings falling by the day.
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.