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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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UK catering firm pockets $32m in JobKeeper after winning quarantine contract
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UK catering firm pockets $32m in JobKeeper after winning quarantine contract

A British multinational received $32 million in JobKeeper funds while growing its profits and winning a NSW contract to feed hotel quarantine guests.

  • by Dominic Powell
Head for the regions if you are looking for a new job
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Head for the regions if you are looking for a new job

Job ads are up an astounding 39 per cent in regional areas, compared with just 2.2 per cent in capital cities. Here’s where to find your next opportunity.

  • by Joel Gibson
‘Edge of a precipice’: Tourism industry calls for help as outbreak hits travel jobs again

‘Edge of a precipice’: Tourism industry calls for help as outbreak hits travel jobs again

The tourism industry is calling for a new wage subsidy scheme to help businesses survive as new data shows travel-reliant businesses have fallen behind in the jobs recovery.

  • by Jennifer Duke
‘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
How will the end of JobKeeper affect the economy?

How will the end of JobKeeper affect the economy?

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire and economics correspondent Jennifer Duke talk about how the end of JobKeeper will affect the Australian economy.

  • by Tory Maguire
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Divide between ‘haves and have-nots’ to escalate due to end of JobKeeper
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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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‘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
JobKeeper use dips as nearly 1 million workers brace for program’s end

JobKeeper use dips as nearly 1 million workers brace for program’s end

The Morrison government is touting another dip in the use of JobKeeper wage subsidies but there are fears of significant job losses when the program ends Sunday.

  • by James Massola
‘JobKeeper cliff’: Sydney braces to lose 30,000 jobs as wage subsidy scheme ends

‘JobKeeper cliff’: Sydney braces to lose 30,000 jobs as wage subsidy scheme ends

Job losses are likely to be concentrated among small and medium firms in sectors still affected by pandemic disruptions including tourism, hospitality and arts and entertainment.

  • by Matt Wade and Anna Patty
Large minimum wage rise will put jobs at risk, industry warns

Large minimum wage rise will put jobs at risk, industry warns

The ACTU has moderated its minimum wage request from last year but says wage growth is critical, while business groups and state governments call for caution.

  • by Nick Bonyhady