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Australian employers struggle to fill jobs due to lack of applicants

Courier Mail 2020-06-30 06:28:00

More than half of employers struggling to find workers have blamed a lack of applicants, as the economy reopens after lockdown.

The latest job demand data from the National Skills Commission shows 27 per cent of employers are having or expect to have trouble filling jobs.

Of those, 52 per cent said a lack of applicants was behind the problem with jobseekers’ experience and skills the next most prevalent issues.

Child carers, metal fabricators and welders, along with truck drivers and receptionists were the hardest positions to recruit for.