Labour Shortage

9 out of 13 Trade Businesses Face Labour Shortage

The latest Trades Report by the Housing Industry Association shows that 9 out of 13 trades in the industry are in moderate undersupply. Ranked at the top of the list, bricklaying is measured at -0.82 on the Association’s index, showing a significant shortage in the business. The scores range from +2 to -2, scores between […]

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“Australian Skilled Dealers Falls Below Demand” is locked Australian Skilled Dealers

Australian Skilled Trades Falls Below Demand

Australian tradesmen are struggling to keep up as the country’s residential building market grows. Owing to the rapid rise of the residential construction industry in Australia, many trades are lacking seasoned professionals to meet market demand. According to the Housing Industry Association’s recent Trades Report, bricklaying suffered the worst shortage, measuring -0.82 on the index […]

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Sydney projects bring surge in construction jobs

Sydney projects bring surge in local construction jobs A new report has highlighted a surge in local jobs on the back of the ongoing AU$3.6bn (£2.1bn) infrastructure investment in the Western Sydney region of Australia. More than 150 local contractors and suppliers are now benefiting from the delivery of key road projects. The second report […]

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Sydney home building soars at 16-year high

New home building in Sydney is now at a 16-year high, according to the latest figures from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment. More than 30,000 new homes were completed in Sydney during 2015/16, a 10.4% increase from the previous year. Multi-units now account for two out of three new homes within the Sydney […]

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