Job ads finally on the up + our pick of the jobs

It’s yet to be seen how the latest Covid outbreak in Sydney will affect business confidence and the job market but the good news is that between October and November, SEEK saw the first increase in new job ads since before the pandemic.

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 […]

Cred Consulting: Communications and Visual Marketing Officer

Cred Consulting is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Communications and Visual Marketing Officer to join our boutique Sydney-based community planning, urban planning, and engagement consultancy. You will be part of a small, dynamic team of independent social and urban planners,  and community engagement specialists, who work for clients within the government, private and not-for-profit […]

Cred Consulting: Public Spaces Planner

Cred Consulting is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Public Spaces Planner to join our boutique Sydney-based community planning, urban planning, and engagement consultancy. You will be part of a small, dynamic team of independent social and urban planners and community engagement specialists, who work for clients within the government, private and not-for-profit sectors.  This […]

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 […]