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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 12 - Apr 25
Job ad growth
Apr 5 - Apr 18
Job ads
on SEEK
See trend
Educator
21.7%
13.7%
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Registered Nurse
12.1%
12.5%
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Nurse
11%
13.1%
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Therapist
4%
9.5%
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Chef
3.5%
15.5%
View jobs
Cook
1.2%
21.1%
View jobs
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SEEK Group marketplace data. Apr 5 - Apr 25.

Job ads at an all-time high in March 2021 

The latest SEEK Employment Report shows an increase of 75% in national jobs advertised compared to March 2020, when the fallout of COVID-19 first impacted the labour market. Last month we reported that all states and territories had returned to pre-COVID levels, and that trend has continued. Month-on-month numbers show that all states and territories have reported a growth in job ad numbers, with WA, VIC, QLD, and NSW being particularly strong. Thanks to easing restrictions and school holidays, there has been strong growth across Hospitality & Tourism, which had a notably strong start to the year, increasing by 34.8% month-on-month.

 

Healthcare & Medical industry continues to rise

There has been significant national growth in demand for roles within the Healthcare & Medical industry over the last fortnight. This increase in job ads comes from roles such as nurse and registered nurse. The most significant growth comes from SA with job ad growth for registered nurses reaching a 23% increase in the last fortnight. Victoria has also contributed to the rise in this industry, up 8.7% in the fortnight ending April 25.

        

Educator roles see continued growth 

In the last fortnight, we have seen continued growth in Educator roles with a national increase of 21.7%. This increase predominantly comes from Victoria & Queensland along with NSW which saw a job ad growth increase of 24.8% in the last fortnight, up from a 9.9% increase in the fortnight previous.

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