2:29PM | Thursday, 7 February 2013 | Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.4% in January, despite predictions it would rise, but NAB has warned the labour market will weaken as business conditions deteriorate.
1:32PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 | Start-ups desperate to recruit staff should consider candidates in job-starved states such as South Australia, where more than five jobseekers are vying for each job vacancy, new research reveals.
11:26PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | People who start a business after being laid off need to manage their emotions as much as their finances, an expert says, in the wake of a Federal Government forecast of a rise in unemployment.
9:38PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 | New data reveals manufacturing confidence has continued to plummet but the transport, utilities, personal services and recreation sectors are enjoying improved conditions.
9:12PM | Thursday, 8 September 2011 | Australia’s unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 5.3% in August, with consumer confidence now at a record low, separate grim new figures have revealed.
12:35PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 | Australian employment grew by more than 400,000 in the year to November 2010, according to new labour force data.
12:52PM | Friday, 10 December 2010 | Recruitment expert says Australia’s tightening labour market means start-ups who stumble on a great potential recruit should consider hiring them immediately.
11:03PM | Tuesday, 9 November 2010 | Treasurer Wayne Swan says nearly 400,000 jobs will be added to the workforce over the next 18 months as the unemployment rate plunges towards 4.5%.
10:00AM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 | Predictions of another skills shortage could force small businesses to think outside the square when hiring staff, including increasing the skilled migration intake.
10:44PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 | New research reveals Australia’s franchises are in good shape, although recruiting franchisees remains a major issue.