The April jobs data taken from Seek shows some interesting trends. Across the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island a whopping 38% of new vacancies were in the Health, Aged and Disability Care sectors. The next highest number of vacancies advertised was in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector at 22%.
The Adelaide Hills had a more diversified number of roles on offer with Blue Collar, Trades and Manufacturing being the largest group at 38%.
In discussions with Richard and Oliver from the RDA AHFKI Workforce Team employers are reporting that they are finding it difficult to source suitable candidates, with many needing to advertise vacancies multiple times and then still not finding suitable applicants.
With the irregular and sporadic opening and closing of state borders, employers are hesitant to interview candidates living interstate in case they are not able to move to South Australia. The current approach to national borders is also limiting the opportunity of immigrants being able to be added to potential candidates.
Richard and Oliver from RDA AHFKI Workforce Team will be reviewing recent announcements in the Federal Budget, particularly around skills training, apprenticeships/traineeships and wage subsidies with a view to increasing the numbers of suitably skilled candidates for advertised vacancies.
RDA AHFKI recognises the challenges that many industry and employers are facing and is keen to support them to address the issues.
Should you wish to discuss any of your workforce challenges, including difficulties finding suitable staff please contact Richard 0498 187 631 or Oliver on 0478 559 154.