Outsourcing of household tasks over next decade to drive start-ups: IBISWorld

1:16PM | Monday, 24 January 2011 |  Time-poor, cashed-up Australians will continue to continue to outsource former household duties, according to IBISWorld.

Middle-aged women underrepresented at work - report

1:18PM | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 |  Mature-aged women in Australia are less likely to be in work than their New Zealand and UK counterparts, offering employers a potential new source of employees as the economy continues to grow.

ACT ranked best economy in Australia

1:00AM | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 |  ACT’s low unemployment rate, rapid population growth and healthy housing and construction markets puts it ahead of resource-rich state WA.

Unemployment falls but floods set to have impact

1:21PM | Thursday, 13 January 2011 |  ABS figures show the unemployment rate fell 0.2% to 5% in December.

Queensland firms face flooding woes

1:00AM | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 |  Queensland business affected by floods in the state will face an average revenue loss of $20,000, while others will face losses well over $1 million.

Retailers lag behind in business expectations

1:42PM | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 |  The latest Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations Survey reveals there is a clear gap emerging between retailers and the rest of the economy as consumers* continue their reluctance to spend.

Small businesses at mercy of miners

1:07PM | Monday, 10 January 2011 |  Small businesses are increasingly at the mercy of the mining sector as wage expectations take their toll on employers across the country.

Services sector subdued in December

1:02PM | Thursday, 6 January 2011 |  Ongoing interest rates rises and strong exchange rates saw the services sector continue to underperform in December.

Start-ups urged to combat skills shortage with part-timers

12:14PM | Wednesday, 22 December 2010 |  Start-ups are being urged to utilise part-time employment in the New Year as the skills shortage continues to take its toll.

SDA claims inconsistencies in Paid Parental Leave

12:30PM | Monday, 20 December 2010 |  A powerful union has attacked the Federal Government for failing to resolve inconsistencies in its Paid Parental Leave scheme, which is set to launch in less than a fortnight’s time.