WA’s post-mining jobs boom + our pick of the jobs

The whole world knows Western Australia is tied to mining and even though the peak has passed, the sector still represents a 36 per cent share of the state’s GDP and employs more than 130,000 people. A new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre says this is not a great base for security of the […]

The jobs we’ll lose to climate change + our pick of the jobs

The jobs in the firing line with climate change are: manufacturing, trade, agriculture, mining, services (including tourism) and construction.  That’s the view from Deloitte in a no holds barred assessment of what our economic future will hold for us – without action on climate. As many as 880,000 Australian jobs could be lost by 2070 […]

Jobs and business news: tradie jobs on the rise + our pick of the jobs

It’s no longer tools down for several different trade professions, according to data from ServiceSeeking.com.au. Outdoor trades in particular are booming, with rubbish removal jobs growing like crazy as people declutter, tripling year on year. Carpet cleaning and door installations have also seen a massive boom, with demand also strong for arborists, roofers, gardeners and […]

Job news: Mirvac, Warren & Mahoney, 3XN & megatrends now

It’s not an easy time to be growing a business but industries and companies that keep abreast of major trends such as digitalisation are likely to fare better in the recovery, according to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The firm has identified a range of trends impacting the business world, including a rising demand for […]

Psst, got a new job? Tell us first! And reap the rewards

If you’ve just snared a new job, why not pick up the phone or drop us a note? editorial@thefifthestate.com.au If we’re first with the news we’d love to include you in our Jobs and Biz news on Tuesdays. If you’re an employer, same deal! And if you’re looking to hire someone just send us your […]

Our pick of the jobs: Arup; Laing O’Rourke & Maitland City Council

Go and work for Arup, the innovative engineering firm that’s had a hand in everything from the Sydney Opera House to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as a senior environmental consultant. The company is currently working with a multidisciplinary team embedded in alongside Sydney Water to approve and renew its assets. Australian construction and infrastructure company […]

Jobs in gas is just hot air + our pick of the good jobs

UPDATED 8.55 PM 15 September 2010. The prime minister’s Scott Morrison’s “gas-led recovery” is charging full steam ahead, with the government throwing $52.9 million at a bunch of gas projects despite advice from energy experts, such as AEMO, to prioritise renewables to bring costs and emissions down. Unless AGL replaced its Liddell coal-fired power station, this […]

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment: Executive Director, Precinct Development

Remote and flexible working available – home base in Parramatta Salary starting from $280k including superannuation – commensurate with experience About the role The Executive Director will collaborate, facilitate and build cross-government relationships and teams across State significant precincts and projects as a leader in the HAP group. Your impact will be seen through:  delivering […]

Jobs news: community services jobs in danger but the sustainability sector is active

Last week’s news that Australia is officially in a recession has already spelled bad news for the community sector, with jobs at risk. New research from the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has revealed that 12,000 community services jobs are at risk if the federal government does not maintain its pay equity supplements. It’s not […]

Job movements, market sentiment & our pick of the jobs

The Avdiev Report is always a good indicator to the state of the property industry and the issue released on Tuesday was no different. There was some moderately good news on salaries with rises in September 2019 to January this year averaging 2.9 per cent, slightly higher than the 2.5 per cent rise reported for […]

Conrad Gargett and McConnel Smith & Johnson join forces

There’s still a sense of wait-and-see hanging over the built environment industry due to Covid but that hasn’t stopped two major architecture firms going ahead with a merger. After a M&A discussions that started well over a year ago, Conrad Gargett and McConnel Smith & Johnson have decided to join forces. The merger will bring […]

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Engineers Australia’s chief engineer on elevating engineers to “wicked problem” solvers

Engineers are devilishly good problem-solvers, according to Engineers Australia’s first chief engineer, Jane MacMaster. They are traditionally directed at technical problems, but Macmaster says an engineer’s knack for “asking the right questions” can help navigate Australia’s complex “wicked problems”, such as the Covid recovery and climate change. MacMaster is passionate about elevating the profile and […]

Market pulse: activity remains strong as sustainability is equated with efficiency

Covid might be stalking the land but in many areas there’s no let up in activity. Especially in sustainability. The pandemic looks to have stirred up new opportunities for companies in the position to expand and pivot into new markets. In June, SEEK’s marketplace for selling businesses observed the highest month ever of traffic and […]

Atlassian’s new HQ at Sydney’s Tech Central lures long time Lendlease talent

The chance to work on Atlassian’s new hybrid timber Sydney headquarters was enough to lure Lendlease sustainability manager Matt Williams to join LCI Consultants as principal of the sustainability team, after nearly 20 years with his former employer. The building services consultancy has managed to snag a spot alongside Stantec to do the building services […]

Jobs news: Victoria’s second wave starting to bite + our pick of the jobs

Victoria’s job market is really starting to feel the pinch of its second lockdown, with the state seeing SEEK job ads in July decline by 12.8 per cent on a month-on-month basis. The decline was not as sharp as the first lockdown, however, with SEEK ANZ managing director Kendra Banks suggesting that small and medium […]

Jobs news: Jane Fitzgerald GSC’s interim CEO + our pick

A green recovery is on the agenda for Western Australia, with the state government pouring $60 million into environmental projects to create more than 1000 conservation jobs. The plan is part of the government’s recovery plan and will target revegetation, habitat restoration and protection of existing vegetation. The package includes new funding commitments, environmental offset funds […]

Jobs news: Victorian job market feeling the lockdown + our pick of the jobs

The jobs market continues to rebound, with many employers likely to be feeling relieved by the news that JobKeeper will be extended (albeit at a more targeted, lower rate) for six months. But Victoria is already feeling the effects of the second lockdown, with job add volumes slowing compared to the other states and territories. […]

Job movements and our pick of the jobs

Job advertisements on SEEK are on the rise according to the company’s latest “employment snapshot” (a Covid-recovery fixture) but still at 68.3 per cent of pre-COVID levels. According to the report, job ad volumes have increased by 21.9 per cent in last two weeks compared to the previous two weeks. Interestingly, the two largest states […]

Six ways to pivot your career in a time of uncertainty

A few months ago, I made a temporary career pivot. Others may call it a major career change, but I respectfully disagree. My reasoning lies in the definition between the two. To pivot means to turn or rotate. A change, on the other hand, means to be different, to transform. In other words, to go […]

Jobs market heating up & our pick of the jobs

The job market is heating back up, with new job ads posted on SEEK up 60.6 per cent in the last fortnight. Searches for businesses for sale are also at their highest ever “Trades & services” is among the categories showing the most growth, which is likely to continue with stimulus money flowing into the […]

Our pick of the jobs

Here’s a fabulous job for someone who’s clever at finance and ambitious to help save the planet. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is growing, hiring a lead research analyst to focus on the Australian electricity generation sector. The not-for-profit organisation is looking for the skills mentioned for a role reporting to […]