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Latest news: Employment

Chief Minister Barr: 35,000 new jobs in ACT by 2030

The ACT Government will set a new jobs target to grow the local labour market to 300,000 jobs in the Territory by 2030.

Salvos launch new rural employment bus in Canberra

Regional job seekers are being given a helping hand with The Salvation Army’s new Employment Plus Bus.

Kailee shares what a first job at Macca’s can lead to

“It started off as a way to enter the workforce and ended up being my gateway into Canberra,” says 27-year-old restaurant manager of McDonald’s Dickson, Kailee Murdoch.

5 tips for women when negotiating work conditions

A recent study conducted by job listing website Seek found that women are less likely than their male counterparts to negotiate when it comes to employment agreements.

Many Australian businesses struggling to find staff

Almost one third of businesses in Australia are struggling to find staff, either due to a lack of applications for advertised positions or a lack of skills among those who do apply.

Australia’s labour market tightens as 60,600 find work

Australia's labour market continues to tighten with a further 60,600 people finding a job in May, keeping open the risk of a further 50 basis point increase in the official cash rate in July.

ACT employment figures are recovering

ACT employment figures are climbing back to pre-lockdown levels, and the ACT once more had the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

Working over Christmas may cost you your health

If you struggle to put down your phone and stop working over Christmas, you may be costing you your health.

Employment assistance required to break return to prison cycle

People who have been recently released from prison face many obstacles in finding employment and this often contributes to a return to prison.

Widespread falls in jobs beyond lockdowns

New figures suggest the impact of virus lockdowns is being felt across the labour market, even in states that are not under restrictions.

1.8 million left or lost job in COVID year

A year of COVID-19 uncertainty has stopped many people from job hopping, while others have given up on finding a job because they can't afford or access child care.