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Highest level of job vacancies since 2008 but end of JobKeeper could hit employment

Highest level of job vacancies since 2008 but end of JobKeeper could hit employment

Jobs advertised online reached a 12-year high of 238,700 last month but economists caution the end of the JobKeeper wage subsidy could push the unemployment rate higher by mid-year.

  • by Jennifer Duke and Shane Wright

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What pandemic? Iron-clad WA resources sector ‘supercharged’ by COVID
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Mining

What pandemic? Iron-clad WA resources sector ‘supercharged’ by COVID

After a shaky March and April miners hit their straps by July, resulting in average employment of 113,056 full-time jobs for the year.

  • by Hamish Hastie
‘Better ways to provide stimulus’: Five top economists support end of JobKeeper

‘Better ways to provide stimulus’: Five top economists support end of JobKeeper

Economists say the time is right to refocus spending on struggling sectors to avoid unnecessary debt.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Divide between ‘haves and have-nots’ to escalate due to end of JobKeeper
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Welfare

Divide between ‘haves and have-nots’ to escalate due to end of JobKeeper

The end of the $90 billion JobKeeper scheme threatens to widen the divide between the richest and poorest suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by Jennifer Duke
‘I haven’t had breakfast for years’: Job search to get tougher as JobKeeper ends
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Welfare

‘I haven’t had breakfast for years’: Job search to get tougher as JobKeeper ends

There are eight people on JobSeeker payments for each job available, with that number set rise after the JobKeeper program ends.

  • by Anna Patty
Mostly abandoned: Senate passes remnants of Morrison’s IR overhaul

Mostly abandoned: Senate passes remnants of Morrison’s IR overhaul

The Senate has passed just one section of the Morrison government’s industrial relations overhaul after it failed to win support for the reform package.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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There’s a better way to boost NSW jobs than building big expensive things that fail to deliver

There’s a better way to boost NSW jobs than building big expensive things that fail to deliver

A vital industry that is crucial to our state’s prosperity is routinely overlooked.

  • by Joanna Quilty
‘A lot of men are hurting’: The ignored group hit by the coronavirus crisis

‘A lot of men are hurting’: The ignored group hit by the coronavirus crisis

International Women’s Day has passed and think tanks, economists and industry groups have published numerous reports warning women’s jobs have been hard hit by the pandemic.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Queenslanders experience greatest financial impact from COVID-19: survey

Queenslanders experience greatest financial impact from COVID-19: survey

Queensland has been found to have experienced a higher loss of employment and a greater number withdrawing superannuation compared with other states.

  • by Cloe Read
Businesses to be given $1.2 billion in wage subsidies to create 70,000 apprenticeships

Businesses to be given $1.2 billion in wage subsidies to create 70,000 apprenticeships

The Morrison government will uncap its apprenticeship wage subsidy scheme in a bid to create 70,000 new trainee jobs.

  • by Lisa Visentin and Shane Wright
‘Pretty close to theft’: Small business slams big corporate JobKeeper profits
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JobKeeper

‘Pretty close to theft’: Small business slams big corporate JobKeeper profits

Council of Small Business Organisations Australia chief executive Peter Strong said big businesses taking JobKeeper and reporting big profits was “not Australian”.

  • by Jennifer Duke and Dominic Powell