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Job Adverts Positive / Unemployment Negative

By Scott Van Heurck - 26 Mar, 2018

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Wood Recruitment’s watch on job advertisements across the major job boards continues to show there is continual improvement as numbers edge up across the Perth region. Developed in 2016 Wood tracks the number of job advertisements placed across the Perth metropolitan market on a weekly basis. “While there are generally numerous alternatives to job board advertising in today’s recruitment space, it is very encouraging to see that the number of job advertisements posted to the major boards are up as the market is showing signs of starting to turn around”, says Wood Director Peta Van Heurck.

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Seek is still considered the market leader among the job boards and jobs posted for the Perth region are again constantly around 10,500 – back which is back to mid 2015 levels (see above).

UNEMPLOYMENT rates in Western Australia disappointed a little coming off a good result in January, seasonally adjusted rising 0.2% to 6.0% for February. This rise was equal with South Australia who recorded a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.3% and only Tasmania recorded a larger rise. (see below). In terms of numbers Western Australia decreased employment by 1,300 persons.

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Australia’s trend estimate of employment increased by 19,300 persons in February 2018, with:

  • the number of unemployed persons increasing by 4,300 persons;
  • the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5.5 per cent;
  • the participation rate increasing by 0.1 percentage points to 65.7 per cent; and
  • the employment to population ratio increased by less than 0.1 percentage points to 62.1 per cent.

(Unemployment data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – Feb data was released on Thursday 22nd March

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I had an amazing interview experience with Liam. Their professionalism, expertise, and personalized approach were truly impressive. They guided me throughout the process, provided valuable insights about a job opportunity. I highly recommend Liam for anyone seeking exceptional recruitment assistance.

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Wood Recruitment has been the best agency I have dealt with over my working career. From the get go Peta was friendly, attentive to what I was looking for (temp/contract work) and confident in what she had to offer. It may have just been great timing for all parties but my process was extremely fast. I had an initial phone call with Peta after my profile was found on SEEK, then we had a video chat a few hours later and I was offered a temporary assignment that same day...to start the following morning. I am truly grateful for the assistance Peta and Wood Recruitment have given me and look forward to future opportunities with them :-)

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Wood Recruitment is a sound recruitment agency with years of experience, Liam was extremely helpful, I would recommend without hesitation, great team with great jobs available.

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The whole experience with Wood Recruitment was excellent. It was great meeting with Saskia. She not only paid attention to what I was looking for but also explained how everything will work. She was professional and understanding of my situation and clearly explained everything to me. I would highly recommend Wood Recruitment for anyone looking to further their career.

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Peta & Scott were friendly, professional & well prepared. Relaxed interview experience. Communication was clear and follow up prompt. Aveli was also helpful and responded to queries right away.

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I highly recommend Liam from Wood Recruitment! You won't find another recruitment agent in Perth with as much knowledge and helpful advice to give as Liam goes above and beyond for his clients. Thanks again Liam.

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After locating my profile on SEEK, Peta at Wood Recruitment managed to secure me a position after a 3 day turnaround i.e emails, phone calls and in-house meet & greet. She was friendly, attentive & understood my need for temp/contract work. The process was fast and hassle free. I am truly grateful and appreciative for the assistance Peta and Wood Recruitment have given me and for the Company that I am about to start work with.

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