Job search website shows increasing demand for hospitality and tourism workers


Hospitality and tourism jobs are one of the three sectors of Australia’s industry to have seen the highest growth in demand over the past year, according to figures released by the job market online SEEK.

Figures from the SEEK employment report show particular demand for chefs and cooks, waiters, bar and beverage staff, kitchen and sandwich workers, front desk and customer services – as well as direction. Travel agency staff is not mentioned.

SEEK shows that the top three industries recording job vacancy growth over the past year are:

• Shops and Services (+ 40.9%)
• Manufacturing, transport and logistics (+ 31%)
• Hospitality and Tourism (+ 30.5%)

The SEEK jobs report states that “these three industries are showing extremely strong growth compared to January 2020 to January 2021”.

Overall, SEEK job vacancies grew 6.5% year-over-year, with Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria being the top three contributing states. year-over-year job vacancy growth, while Tasmania registered a slight decline of 0.7%.

SEEK ANZ Managing Director Kendra Banks commented “In a very encouraging start to the year, we continue to see positive growth in job openings nationwide.

“Traditionally, we would see a decline in the growth of new job postings throughout December and into early January. Fortunately, in 2021, companies looked to hire from the first week of the year.

“New job postings posted on SEEK grew 4% month-over-month and looking at the year-over-year comparison we have now seen December 2020 and January 2021 increase by 5% and 6.5% respectively. This is the third consecutive month of year-over-year increase.

Image courtesy of Humanforce.

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