Update from seek.com.au
The latest numbers show just how much coronavirus has impacted the labour market. Since the beginning of March, national job ads (all sectors) have declined by:
12.6% in week ended 8 March and,
17.3% in week ended 15 March and,
41.3% in week ended 22 March and,
64.6% in week ended 29 March and,
65.3% last week, week ended 5 April.
Victoria and New South Wales are showing the biggest declines in the past week with job ads down 71.6% and 67.4% respectively.
Where the jobs are:
Essential retail services: roles across warehouse and distribution such as shelf stackers, delivery drivers, supply chain managers and warehousing supervisors.
Manufacturing: the additional demand for household staples has seen businesses across manufacturing need more workers to keep up with production, so factories can operate at an increased capacity.
Mining & Resources: Large resource companies are looking for highly skilled roles such as diesel fitters, auto electricians and also more general skilled roles like truck drivers and machine operators.
Virtual working / Digitisation: software development and cyber security are in demand.
Family support; nannies and tutors, as parents and carers who now need to work from home look for additional support at home with care and education.
Healthcare; Nursing – Aged Care, General Medical & Surgical, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work.
Customer support: call centre operators and managers and customer support staff.