Aside from practical work skills, since the world started turning digital but still remains human (back off robot people!), the workforce is finding a critical need for human interaction and people skills in the job market.
How bad is the skills shortage in Australia?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data reveals that almost a third of businesses are struggling to find suitable workers. Current data shows there are over 423,000 job vacancies available all over the country, while the unemployment rate sits at 3.9 percent, the lowest it has been since the 1970s.
Industries experiencing critical labour shortages
While many industries are needing staff, the National Skills Commission has released the Skills Needs List which provides a current labour market rating and a future demand rating for occupations nationally. Due to the pandemic, almost every industry faced difficulty in achieving their staffing needs, however, some industries are facing a major skill crisis now:
- Hospitality and Tourism sector
- Health Care and Social Assistance sector
- Early Childhood Education sector
- Information Technology sector
- Trades and construction
- Management professionals
- Engineering sector
- Accounting sector
- Project management sector
The above sectors are recorded as “strong” for future demand in the work force. There are many other sectors that also fall under this category. View more: Skills Needs List
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