Home' Careers Magazine : March 2011 Educate Yourself Contents 6 NEWCASTLE HERALD Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Expectations of continued growth in the Upper Hunter
economy suggest employers will face an increasingly
tight labour market.
EDUCATE YOURSELF FOR A BRIGHTER CAREER
THE number of Upper Hunter residents
employed is at a record high, with the
employment rate rising by 1.8 per cent in the
year to September 2010.
This is one of the findings of the Hunter
Valley Research Foundation Upper Hunter
Region Economic Indicators paper,
published at the start of March.
It revealed that while the number of Upper
Hunter residents employed was at a record
high, the unemployment rate was also at an
exceptional low of two per cent.
This suggests that employment among
Upper Hunter residents may now be
reaching the potential limit of the labour
"Expectations of continued growth in the
Upper Hunter economy imply that
employers in the region will face an
increasingly tight labour market," HVRF
researcher Jenny Williams said.
There were 30,369 people employed in the
region in September 2010, but an influx of
new residents may be needed for further
The foundation said workers from outside
the region attracted to employment
opportunities may place additional pressure
Generally, Upper Hunter businesses
reported buoyant conditions associated with
increasing private investment, a strong
labour market and consumer and business
The publication said sustained high levels
of employment and workforce participation
can be expected to continue to support
consumer confidence and expenditure.
"One-third of Upper Hunter businesses,
across a range of sectors, expected to further
increase capital expenditure in the coming
year and a number of significant capital
investment projects were announced," Ms
The publication said that in the December
2010 quarter almost one in five Upper Hunter
businesses expected to increase employee
numbers in the next three to 12 months.
The foundation's Hunter Region Economic
Indicators publication also has good news
for those seeking to update their skills and
move into a new career in and around
There were 332,100 people employed in the
Hunter in December 2010, an increase of
11.2 per cent on December 2009.
The unemployment rate in December 2010
was 4.3 per cent, compared to a statewide
average of 4.5 per cent.
The publication said the Hunter's labour
market remained strong.
Compared with 10 years ago, more than
88,000 jobs had been created and the number
of people out of work had fallen by more than
Located in Toronto on the shores of Lake Macquarie, Hunter Nursing Pty Ltd was established in 1983 and has evolved
into the largest private community nursing provider in the Hunter. In 2009 Hunter Nursing was acquired by the Healthe
Care Group, now the largest network of private hospitals in Australia.
As a market leader in Community Nursing, Hunter Nursing was concerned with the failure of post vocational graduates
to be industry ready. As a result Hunter Nursing became an RTO in April 2010 with the aim of producing industry ready
sta able to safely work immediately in the health care setting.
• CHC30208 Certi cate III in Aged Care
• CHC30408 Certi cate III in Disability
• CHC30308 Certi cate III in Home and Community Care
• HLT32507 Certi cate III in Health Services Assistance
(Assistant in Nursing - Acute Care)
• CHC40208 Certi cate IV in Home and Community Care
The training ethos at Hunter Nursing is simple, Nurses training Nurses. Our Educators are Registered Nurses with
extensive experience in the art and Science of Nursing who are passionate about quality of care.
Regardless of the quali cation, we will coordinate all of your placements at our Acute Care Surgical Hospitals, Home
and Community Care and Residential Facilities. As an industry with an RTO many of our graduates are employed
directly into our hospital and community care business through a combination of direct employment and traineeships.
Part of the ethos of industry ready sta is the belief that new members of the industry require a dual quali cation to
meet future needs. For this reason Hunter Nursing is o ering a dual quali cation in Cert III in Aged Care and HACC for
the cost of one.
Our courses are Centre Link approved and run frequently however there are limited places that are lling quickly.
For more information contact Hunter Nursing 4959 6711.
"As an existing
employee I had
the opportunity to
advance my career
into Nursing through a
traineeship that o ers
exibility to work
"I chose Hunter
Nursing because it is
private, it has smaller
classes that allows for
more 1:1, has a good
"I was in the cosmetic
industry for 30 years
and chose Hunter
Nursing because they
are Nurses training
Nurses, have a
"hands on" approach
which gave me the
con dence to pursue a
new career direction "
Links Archive Navigation Previous Page Next Page