Rising demand for administration and support services

18 September 2015

The latest quarterly employment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed a continued increase in Administration and Support Services jobs across Australia, with 6,000 new roles created between June 2015 to August 2015.

This continues the trend of the past two quarters, which has seen a steady increase in administrative roles from a low of 380,000.

The seasonally adjusted figures by the ABS shows an 8% increase since November 2014.

Across all sectors, the ABS’ latest Labour Force employment figures showed national job creation of 17,400 between June 2015 and August 2015. 

More highlights from the ABS figures:

  • The latest ABS data released show Administration and Support roles are on the rise, with the sector now employing more people than the financial services, mining and agricultural sectors.
  • 32,000 extra Administration and Support roles from November 2014, with 6,000 new roles since May 2015.

Robert Half Director, Andrew Morris said “Business confidence has picked up and employers are looking to recruit additional staff across Administration and Support Services to support their core business functions.

Employers are looking to fill gaps in their current staff and allocate additional resources for new and upcoming projects before the end of the year,” Mr Morris said.

“The increase in administrative roles is also fantastic for those looking for more flexible or part time opportunities or those looking to re-enter the job market. Skills in HR and customer service are in demand.

“For young people getting started in the workforce, administrative roles are also a great way to get a foot in the door with a company where you want to build your career.”

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