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Industries hiring now and roles where job ads are rising

Industries hiring now and roles where job ads are rising

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It can feel pretty tough to look for work or think about your career options in this economic environment. But taking a look at where job ads are on the up could help you shape your search.

COVID-19 is still having far-reaching impacts on employment, but there are positive signs that the job market is making progress. Job ads have slowly been returning on SEEK, even for industries that were hit hardest by the lockdown.

Here you can take a look through the industries and roles that are most in-demand now, so you can see where there could be opportunities for you or think about how to shape your job search.

The roles and industries now in demand

See where job ads are increasing and explore industry and role trends over recent weeks.
All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT
Role
Job ad growth
Apr 25 - May 8
Job ad growth
Apr 18 - May 1
Job ads
on SEEK
See trend
Teacher
21.2%
49.4%
Educator
19.9%
10.9%
Labourer
17.6%
15.3%
Nurse
10.8%
2.1%
Registered Nurse
10.4%
2.7%
Chef
3.1%
10%
info
SEEK Group marketplace data. Apr 18 - May 8.

Record-breaking March rounds out strong a start to the year

It was a strong quarter for job ad growth, according to the latest SEEK Employment data, with a 5% boost from February to March. This was 32.2% higher year-on-year and 50.7% higher than in March 2019. Job ads in every state and territory rose in March, which led to each state and territory recording the highest ever number of job ads. The three greatest contributors to national job ad growth were Queensland, which rose 7.8%, Victoria which increased 5.4%, and New South Wales which was up 4.1%. Almost all 28 industries recorded an annual rise in job ads from March 2021 to March 2022. The top three industries were Trade & Services, rising 7% since February, followed by Hospitality & Tourism, which saw the greatest m/m increase at 16.7%, overtaking Healthcare & Medical, up 4%.

 

Hospitality & Tourism workers in high demand

The Hospitality & Tourism industry has experienced national job ad growth this fortnight of 25%. Most notably, New South Wales, Queensland & Western Australia experienced the biggest rise in job ads of 24.5%, 29.4% and 34.6% for the fortnight ending 1 May. This demand comes from roles such as barista, chef, cook and waitperson.

        

Education & Training bounces back

Following a fortnight of decreased job ad listing, we have started to see the Education & Training industry bounce back. Job ads are up 16.6% nationally, following a 10.8% drop last fortnight. This increase has been primarily driven by Queensland and Victoria which saw a 19.5% and 18.3% rise in job ads for the fortnight ending 1 May.

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