Tips for getting a job in Perth
Venture a little further out than the ordinary traveler to increase your chances greatly of finding yourself a job. If you are staying in the city then dont just look in the city for a job check the other suburbs nearby such as South Perth, East Perth, Subiaco, Leederville , Fremantle and Mt Lawley.
As soon as you arrive in Perth register with all of the recruitment agencies on their website before you go and see them otherwise they will tell you to go home and register before going back. Listed below are some of the major recruitment agencies in Western Australia.
Getting your forklift license will make it very easy for you to work in a factory in a high paying semi unskilled position. A forklift driver can easy earn $25AUD per hour during the day time and 30% extra at night time. You can choose to complete the course in 1 or 2 days depending on your ability and costs around $300 including all the fees but you are best to shop around for the best deal.
1) Adecco – www.adecco.com.au
2) Hays – www.hays.com.au
3) All Star – www.allstarrecruitment.com.au
4) Downundr – www.downundr.com
5) Alliance – www.alliancerecruitment.com.au
6) Kelly Services – www.kellyservices.com.au
7) Skill Force – www.skillforcerecruitment.com.au
8) Labour Hire – www.perthrecruit.com.au
9) Programmed – http://www.programmed.com.au
10) Skilled – www.skilled.com.au
11) Blue Collar People – www.bluecollarpeople.com
Job prospects Perth
Tens of thousands of trades people, semi-skilled workers and labourers can expect to find employment and jobs in Perth and in Western Australia’s resources industry over the next decade, according to an independent study. The need for workers also helps bring in young travellers who will work part-time in casual / temporary jobs and backpacker jobs in Perth.
The mining and resources industry is not the only pressure on the Perth and WA work force. To support the migration of workers heading to WA from other states and overseas, the WA government and big business has undertaken about $200 billion worth of infrastructure and construction projects.
These projects will also need to be fed with skilled and unskilled workers. This will mean that as employment ramps up, Perth and Western Australia’s job market will tighten and companies small and large will have trouble in filling jobs in Perth, including mine jobs, retail jobs and construction jobs.
Perth employment and WA’s job outlook
A study by the National Institute of Labour Studies shows that many of the jobs to be created in mining projects until 2020, will not require specialist skills: so mining jobs no experience will account for a significant amount of the 38,000 new jobs that would open up for unskilled and semi-skilled workers. Many jobseekers are finding that professional resume writers can really help them make it to that all important job interview.
In the past as one area of employment has come under pressure, it has had a knock on affect in other areas. This recently happened with restaurants having issues filling vacancies as many kitchen staff abandoned jobs in Perth and took mine jobs as fly in fly out (FIFO) workers. This is likely to be repeated again as the Perth job market picks up.
Employers, who stopped recruiting permanent staff with fallout from the GFC, are now finding themselves under resourced and having to pay more for staff, with less to choose from.
Mining jobs in WA have increased for geologists, who are in high demand and experienced mining engineers are still a problem to find. The Gorgon gas project has also drawn workers from other mining and construction projects in WA, exacerbating the looming labour shortages.
One aspect not always realised is that the resources, mining and residential construction boom also creates a critical shortage of accountants and accounting jobs in Perth. The Perth and WA accounting profession is already highlighting this shortage and often leads to a shortage of banking & finance staff.