Last edited by keldaz; 16-10-2015 at 04:40 AM.
I don't like morning people...or mornings...or people.
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Having a background in career advice, HR/recruitment, training (as well as other things!) I probably take more of an interest than others in this subject and sometimes I am unsure whether to post or not, so the feedback is appreciated!
I was reading an article this week (link below) and it stated 'More than one in six South Australians in the labour force either wants a job or wants more work.' I know from my circle of friends and contacts that many companies or individuals are struggling in the current economic climate. Of course this isn't the case for all sectors and there are still jobs that continually have a demand. For example one of my contacts is struggling to recruit for several casual jobs, another one of my contacts gained employment for all their students before they had even finished their course, another project I worked on several years ago still continually advertises for more staff to meet demand.
We have a good standard of living in Adelaide and are happy we made the move here, but we came with the attitude that we were happy to get stuck into building our new life and do whatever it took to make that happen. I have met up with a couple of people (not from this site) who were over on reccies and they had very well paid senior jobs, with excellent terms and conditions and a high standard of living and wanted my advice and opinion on their chances of gaining employment in Adelaide before they committed to making the move. I think people have to be realistic before they come over about the job situation and what they are prepared to do or not do!
Last edited by Jessica Berry; 18-10-2015 at 05:18 AM.
If PIA is a true representation of expats in Adelaide, all aspects good, bad and ugly need to be covered. There will always be those with work, there will always be gaps in the job market and unemployed people. Lot's of people are drowning here at the moment, Poms, Aussie's and friends from around the world. I love the Truman Show Film, but I refuse to live in it.
Last edited by snifter; 19-10-2015 at 08:15 AM. Reason: fixed quote tags
I don't like morning people...or mornings...or people.
Its not all doom and gloom! My company is growing and employing. I work in the commercial and corperate printing. When people print more generally they are working harder due to growth and we are seeing that at the moment right here in Adelaide. Yes, holden is closing and yes building has slowed but we are seeing more boom within smaller business. We are also seeing a rise in larger chain stores like bunnings, costco and now ALDI.
When one door closes another one always opens.
and here is one for the stats, i was employed 4 weeks before i arrived! Stay positive!
Great to hear your optimism....if it comes through at interview you will definitely get a job.
It took me 7 months to get a job, but during that time I was VOLUNTEERING....Do not underestimate the power of this.
Australia is a fabulous place to volunteer as you can use it to Career-Jump into something else (i.e. transferable skills and all that).
By the time I got an interview for a lovely job that I really really wanted, the fact that I was volunteering clinched it I reckon as I had 2 Aussie referees and the interviewers loved that.
Oh...and I forgot to say that the volunteering I did was not in the same field of work as the job I got.
Yikes, I knew Adelaide had it tough recently but those job loss figures somehow make it more 'real'.
I'm on a working holiday Visa at the moment and chose to come here because there's a slim chance I'll get 85 points and be sponsored by South Australia to come here as a customer service manager, so figured I might as well start my search while waiting for the results. There really doesn't seem to be anything around though! (added issue is I'm a supply chain customer service manager..so very specific and titles are going to be messy). Loving it here and decided to rent a permanent house etc and am going to 'view it as a holiday' like etch123. unfortunately I also wasn't planning on my flat sale taking 5 months longer than anticipated.. sucks having to pay for an empty flat in the UK so it's a rather expensive holiday/
Anyway, I'm rambling, basically the point I suppose is thanks for the guidelines and I guess it is good to be aware that though I might not find something quickly if I give it time there's chances? Or I'm probably getting the wrong end of the stick and I really have no chance and have made the silliest decision of my life leaving everything ^.^
Unemployment: Despite slight fall, South Australia’s jobless rate stillremains the nation’s highest
October 15, 2015 11:08pm
JACKSON GOTHE-SNAPE The Advertiser
THE number of unemployed South Australians is at an 18-year peak of 69,700 and the number who have jobs but need more hours is at a record high of 84,000.
Although South Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased slightly to 7.7 per cent for September from 7.9 percent in August, this rate is still 1.4 percentage points above that of any other state.
Nationally, the unemployment rate was steady at 6.2 per cent. Even traditional laggard Tasmania recorded a rate of 6 per cent — a four-year low.
SA’s trend unemployment rate — which smooths out month-to-month volatility — rose slightly to 8 per cent, underlining thestate’s economic challenge.
More than one in six South Australians in the labour force either wants a job or wants more work.
Employment Minister Gail Gago conceded on Thursday that there would be a “difficult road ahead for many workers as we transitionfrom the old economy to the new economy”.
She said challenges in the energy and resources sectors had forced the Government to pursue a policy of economic transition,saying the plan is to “diversify the economy by undertaking long-term structural reform while investing in new and growth industries to protect and create jobs”.
But in the short term, “economic transition” means pain for workers.
In the past week alone, hundreds of Santos and Alinta workers have been told they are no longer needed and mining and energy slowdowns are rippling through other sectors.
Sixty workers at North Plympton steel engineering company Manuele Engineers, a family-owned business established in 1967, were told on Thursday they’d lost their jobs.
Managing director Vince Manuele said the company had been hit by a “severely depressed” construction industry, forcing it to close.
“(It is) very sad after nearly 50 years of building much of Adelaide’s iconic structures,” he said.
“It seems that the situation is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.”
Associate Professor John Spoehr, from the University of Adelaide, said that “given the recent job losses in the energy and mining sectors, we can expect this trend to continue over coming months”.
He predicted looming job losses in defence and manufacturing would continue the “disturbing” trend.
State Liberal employment spokesman David Pisonisaid the underlying figures were concerning, particularly the fall inparticipation — down almost one percentage point to 61.7 per cent seasonally adjusted.
“There are fewer South Australians who believethere’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.
“(People dropping out of the workforce) is the onlyreason that the unemployment rate has gone down.”
Business SA chief Nigel McBride said Thursday’snumbers “do not yet reflect the job losses from a number of recent decisions by large employers such as BHP, Alinta and Santos”, which will “exacerbate” the dire jobs outlook.
“Any job losses are tough to deal with butgovernments need to remain focused on the long-term policy actions which can help create sustainable jobs,” he said.
The Government’s major attempt to right the economyis its commitment to cut business taxes. But Ms Gago said it is also pulling“other levers”:
REGIONAL employment projects have been promised $2.1 million.
NEW requirements for local jobs ingovernment contracts.
GRANTS and export initiatives for local business.
Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said federal investments in road projects such as the Northern Connector would support more than 400 construction jobs.
She also said the Chinese-Australian Free Trade Agreement would create jobs if it was approved by the Parliament.
“Increased trade equals increased jobs, so in terms of the increased jobs in South Australia, there will be jobs created and those are in particular in the agriculture industry and the wine industry,” she said.
In a distant prospect, the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission on Thursday heard a waste repository could create about 8000 permanent jobs. University College London nuclear engineer James Voss said 1500 would be in professions and the rest in blue-collar jobs.
Last edited by Jessica Berry; 24-10-2015 at 07:11 AM.
Well- my son has been looking for work/apprenticeship coming up 2 years now by Xmas. He volunteers one day per week and that has not led to anything.
His job provider, courtesy of Centrelink, has not found him anything and by Jan 16 he will start yet another 6 months Work for the Dole,
the last Work for the Dole scheme he finished in July 15.
The only suggestion his job provider came up with recently was that he enrols on an business course which would give him a HECS debt of $25000.
I found that rather ironic- he has no job and they want him to go into debt for $25000. He recently paid for a First Aid course to add to his resume, which
comprises 6 Cert 2s in various trade skills, Fork Lift licence, White Card, current police check, full driving licence and a Tag & Test course qualification.
I was looking at the Career One in the Advertiser today. On page 2 is the headline "Secure Your Future", an article encouraging young people to become apprentices. However the paper itself did not advertise a single apprentice job!
Young people like my son would love to become a trade apprentice but companies are just not taking on apprentices.
Goodness knows what the job situation will be like when Holden finally closes it doors!