Employment In Construction Soars To Record Heights

Employment levels within the Construction Industry soar to levels never seen before in Australia’s history.


Over the three months to February 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that Australia added 42,500 new building and engineering jobs to take the total sector workforce up to 1.115 million – up by 110,400 over the past three years.


All this is being driven by a surge in the residential construction sector, which has seen 457,665 new houses and apartments over the past two years.


Employment within the Building and Construction Industry has reached record heights. Professionals within the Construction Industry such as Site Managers, Contract Administrators and Forepersons / Supervisors are in huge demand across Australia.


The Hays Quarterly (April-June 2017) Report shows there is a strong demand for tradespeople and construction professionals across all levels within Victoria. There are candidate shortages in Melbourne which are expected to continue given a range of infrastructure and commercial construction projects and an extremely active residential and apartment market at the moment.


According to the Hays Quarterly (April-June 2017) Report in Victoria there is a need for:


  • Site Managers with high-rise experience and construction managers for work on large-scale inner city apartment development projects.
  • Entry level Contract Administrators and Site Managers with experience in retail or education based construction projects.
  • Project Managers with experience in Aged Care or Health Care based construction projects.


There is also huge demand for tradespeople across all projects – infrastructure, commercial and residential (house and apartment) based construction projects.


Source: Hays Quarterly (April-June 2017) Report



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