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Growth in Australian construction jobs gathers pace

Australia's construction industry is expanding at its fastest pace in nine years which, according to recruiting experts Hays Construction, is creating new jobs.

Contract Administrators, Fit-out Construction Professionals and Project Managers are topping the list of skills in demand in the latest Hays Quarterly Report for October to December 2014.


Of course I want the best person for the job...

...as long as they are just like me.

A new study shows that male hiring managers prefer male job candidates and female hiring managers prefer female job candidates, but when it comes to making the final hiring decision a man is more likely to be hired.  


New skills shortage emerging

A new skills shortage is emerging in Australia, warns recruiting experts Hays. Rather than broad industry-wide shortages, which were rampant pre-downturn, today’s demand is far more focused around certain specialist, “super skills”.

And in their Hays Quarterly Report for October – December 2014, which tracks candidates in demand, the recruiter shows that the number of these specialist skills in short supply is increasing.


Programmes to boost employment in Tasmania

Tasmania has the highest unemployment rate, the lowest workforce participation rate and lowest average weekly earnings in Australia, according to Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz.


New exchange program offers students a world-class education experience

A new student exchange program will see the University of Tasmania partnering with some of the world’s finest journalism programs.

The University of Tasmania’s Journalism, Media and Communications program, in partnership with Griffith University, has been successful in obtaining a $500,000 grant for a double degree program with European partners in Denmark and Netherlands.  A further 350,000 euros have been awarded by the EU towards the program.



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