SEEK reveals great news for Aussie job seekers

If you’re looking for a job in Australia right now, we’ve got good news.

According to the latest data released by SEEK, there were 13.2% more job ads on the employment website this August than 12 months ago.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said the number of job ads on SEEK last month were at the highest levels since 2010.


“These positive trends in advertising on SEEK point to an improving labour market and suggests that positive economic momentum, evident in the June quarter National Accounts GDP Report, is continuing into the second half of the year,” Ilczynski said.

Across Australia, the Information & Communication Technology, Trades & Services and the Healthcare & Medical industries offered the most job opportunities.

“While off a low base, the Mining, Resources & Energy industry continued to have the greatest job ad growth of all industries on SEEK, up 72 per cent y/y this August,” Ilczynski said.

The childcare sector also saw an increase in job advertisements, with the most job opportunities across the Education & Training industry for Childcare & Outside School Hours Care workers.

In Queensland, the Trades & Services remains the top advertising industry across the state, up 44 per cent year on year.