Indeed, the employment site analyzed more than 170,000 Australian job listings on its database. It identified the positions that have remained vacant for more than 60 days. These were the jobs that employers in Australia found the hardest to fill.
The Hospitality sector topped this list. Jobs listed for “crew members” and “shift managers” remained unfilled for more than 60 days. These positions typically included kitchen hands, wait staff, restaurant crews, resort staff, valet, fast food crew etc.
Shift managers included factories too and not just the hospitality sector. These sectors have many available positions and high staff turnover.
The top 4 positions in the list also include pizza cooks and beauticians.
The hospitality is growing rapidly in Australia. Tourism industry leaders are trying their best to change the perception of work in the hospitality sector. This is to avoid skills shortage in this rapidly growing sector.
News.com quoted Chris McDonald, MD of Indeed, that beauty and massage therapist jobs were a growing part of the Australian economy.
The list put tradespersons as the fifth hardest positions to fill. 45% of trade positions remained vacant for more than 60 days.
Tradespeople in Australia earn an average of $60,000 to $70,000. They earn even more in senior roles.
Among the hard-to-fill jobs which required a degree qualification was Veterinarians. 38% of these positions remained unfilled for more than 60 days. They were followed by General Medical Practitioners where 31% of jobs remained vacant for more than 60 days.
The list of the most in-demand jobs in Australia which are hard to fill is:
- Crew member
- Shift Manager
- Pizza Cook
- Massage therapist
- Panel beater
- Shop assistant
- Maintenance electrician
- Air conditioning engineer
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