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Trades & Labour

January - March 2015

Hotspots

 

Plumbers – Demand is particularly strong for Plumbers willing to do remote work. Those located in the Perth metropolitan area will also find their skills highly sought after due to many ongoing projects.

 

Shopfitting Carpenters – High demand for Carpenters has been created by a surge in residential and commercial construction in locations such as Perth and Adelaide.

 

Brick/Block Layers The residential construction industry is booming in Perth and there is a skills shortage in this area generally, resulting in extraordinarily high demand.

 

Duct Installers These skilled tradespeople are in high demand as a lot of commercial projects are moving from the structural phase into the fit-out stage.

 

Boilermakers The construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has created demand for Boilermakers and this demand will continue to pick up over the next few months.

 

 

Trends

 

In South Australia there are a number of employers that are in the final stages before the handover of projects. Therefore they need additional support to maintain the required level of output in order to finish these projects.

 

The construction industry in Perth is buoyant and creating high demand for qualified, experienced tradespeople. Those in demand include Electricians, Carpenters, Plumbers, Glaziers and Fixers.

 

Construction jobs are moving away from regional resource-based projects to Perth-based commercial and residential projects. The construction industry has traditionally utilised temporary recruitment services due to the project nature of the industry. However the trend is now for employers to recruit permanently in the residential market. In 2015 there will be an influx of new high rise apartment projects in Perth that will have a positive impact the construction industry in the city.

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