Job conditions in Australia for 2013

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Australia has protective laws for local and migrant workers, but as in all countries, the Australian workforce is affected by several factors that benefit or endanger workers. In order to provide a glimpse of the current conditions of the Australian job market, some independent companies have conducted surveys in order to identify the best places to work, the best and worst jobs, and the most and least promising jobs in the future. Below are the details of the Adzuna, Business Review Weekly, and Seek surveys:

Best and Worst Jobs in Australia 2013 lists
Best places to work

The 2013 release of the Best Places to Work study by Business Review Weekly (BRW) revealed that Sydney has the best workplaces and Information Technology is the most famous industry.

This year’s best company is Optiver, a Dutch-owned algorithm trader in the Financial Services and Insurance industry. According to BRW, the company makes its employees happy and satisfied not only by providing perks, but also by ensuring that bureaucracy, red tape, and initiation for new recruits is hands-on. Paul Hilgers, company managing director, believes in an open-door policy as well as in the philosophy that “brilliant minds attract brilliant minds.”

According to the study, other to-work-for companies headquartered in Sydney are Atlassian, Salesforce.com, and McAfee Australia, which are all in the IT or Software industry.

Best and worst jobs

Adjuna, a job search engine, analysed 2,000 job titles according to several factors, including earning potential, unemployment rates, working conditions, and job security. These factors were used to identify the best and worst jobs in Australia as well those with high or low potential to be chosen by young jobseekers.

The study revealed that translators, web developers, and surgeons are the best jobs for having high levels of job security, high average compensation, and significant potential for income growth. On the contrary, journalists, couriers, and labourers fall on the list due to low income growth potential and high-pressure deadlines.

The study also found out the stressful and comfortable jobs; the former include pilots and oil riggers, while the latter include translators and librarians. Adjuna attributed job stress or comfort to levels of competition, deadline, and amount of physical work.

The company also gave a hint of the future by identifying the IT and engineering sectors as promising jobs; however, postmen, travel agents, and factory workers are on the other end of the spectrum.

Most and least advertised jobs

Recruitment website Seek studied the percentage of job advertisements for various occupations in order to determine the most and least promising ones. With data from March to April 2013, the study revealed the fastest moving job advertisements in Australia: Credit Assessors up by 44 per cent; Medical Imagers, Pharmacists, and Dentists up by 34 per cent; Geoscientists up by 28 per cent; IT Security Specialists up by 25 per cent; Insurance and Superannuation Underwriters up by 23 per cent; and General Practitioners up by 23 per cent.

Sarah Macartney, Seek spokeswoman, said that movements in job advertisements indicate changing industry interest. She said that season also plays a key role in the spike; for instance, companies start hiring medical experts at the onset of winter in order to avoid illnesses in the workforce. This movement is also related to the increase in the number of working visa for Australia during particular seasons.

Finally, Macartney said: “It’s no surprise that with Australia hitting a milestone population of 23 million in April that the demand for Primary Healthcare workers has increased.”

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