Home' Careers Magazine : March 2011 Educate Yourself Contents 18 NEWCASTLE HERALD Wednesday, March 23, 2011
New data suggests demand for labour will strengthen
further this year and drive up wages.
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TO HIRE GRADUATES
THE ANZ job advertisement series, an
indicator of hiring intentions, showed a
1.2 per cent per cent increase in total job
ads on the internet and in newspapers in
It was the 10th straight rise in the series,
which ANZ's head of Australian economics
and property research, Ivan Colhoun, said
indicated the economy continued to grow
in the month despite some concerns floods
in Queensland and northern NSW might
have triggered a short economic
The ANZ data suggested employment
growth may re-accelerate in coming
Growth in newspaper series, an indicator
of employment growth in six-months,
Queensland's labour market rebounded
in February. Newspaper advertisements
surged 30.5 per cent higher following
January's floods, which ANZ estimated
shaved 0.75 per cent from national ads in
Nomura Australia chief economist
Stephen Roberts predicted the strong
labour market would see wage growth
accelerate in the coming months to about
4.3 per cent, which the Reserve Bank of
Australia is likely to view as inflationary,
especially given the current low levels of
productivity in the economy.
Another survey published this month,
the Advantage Job Index, which monitors
the number of online job advertisements,
confirmed the strength of the ANZ survey.
In February the index posted its largest
monthly increase in the number of online
job advertisements since December 2007,
albeit following declines in December and
Jobs for graduates showed signs of life in
February according to the Advantage
index, with advertised graduate positions
up 21.6 per cent in February, the first rise
in 18 months.
Industries planning to hire graduates
included management consultancies, legal,
human resources, manufacturing and the
Construction has weakened further this
year despite the robust economy, according
to the Australian Industry Group
Performance of Construction Index.
The index, which is calculated with the
Housing Industry Association, was at 44.6
in February, 4.4 points higher than January
but below the 50-point level, which
indicates the industry is in contraction for
the ninth straight month.
House building declined at its fastest
rate for five months, consistent with a fall
in building approvals data.
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GLOBAL GRAPE GLUT
Crushing blow for
OVER A BARREL: Hunter Valley wine industry boss Geoff Krieger.
-- Picture by Peter Stoop
Continued Page 4
PLUNGING grape prices
are taking a heavy toll on
with almost half of the
region's vines ripped out
over the past 18 months.
The global wine glut has
led to massive changes
across the Hunter, with
vineyards closing or scal-
ing back operations and
growers ripping out hun-
dreds of hectares of vines.
igation has found up to 1500
of the region's3250 hectares
of vineyards, or 46 per cent,
have been removed in the
past 18 months.
The majority of vines
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