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Australian Employment and Workplace

Australian Employment and Workplace

Like most countries, the Australian government has put in policies to ensure that employers and employees are supported by a good working environment that is both a benefit to the workers and to the country’s economy. The department that is tasked with this great responsibility is the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. This department oversees the labour laws governing the country as well as creating a fair system for both employees and employers.

Life in the Australian Workforce

People most often relate the words ‘land of opportunity’ to countries like the United States, the United Kingdom and various European countries but Australia also has such a title. For students and working professionals, Australia has opportunities for individuals seeking for a new career path and a brand new start. As it stands the UK has a higher unemployment rate of 8.1 per cent whereas Australia’s rate of unemployed individuals is at 5.7 per cent.

That said, the major opportunities lies in the following career options: IT, Finance, Engineering, Business and Health care. The working conditions in Australia are similar to those in the UK. Typically, one would work Monday through Friday but no more than 37 hours. What type of workforce is in Australia? The service industry holds the majority of the workforce at 75 per cent while the other industries hold on to the other 21.1 per cent. Australia also benefits from overseas skilled workers who chose to immigrate to this country because of their very favourable work environment and culture.

Australia has a booming economy which motivates prospective employees to look for work and benefit from the constant growth. The economy said goodbye to recession before many of the giant superpowers could and it has also attracted a great number of dedicated workers from all over the world who have taken over prime positions in leading corporates and institutions. The universities in Australia are also part of this huge achievement in business as they produce the nation’s finest students who are products of innovative and very practical coursework.

The main cities that host the major industries in Australia are as follows: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. The cost of living may be high in these cities but the number of opportunities is even greater! This country is coupled with beautiful scenery and a booming and ever growing economy. It should be first on your list if you seek to start a new career in a new and awesome country.

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