Confidence is returning to the employment market following a 3% rise in full-time job adverts in September, according to a recruitment firm.
According to recruitment consultancy Advantage Resourcing, there have been 13 consecutive weekly increases in the number of job advertisements, with the biggest rise in part-time (3.4 per cent) and full-time (3.2 per cent) positions compared to contract and temporary roles (1.8 per cent).
Bob Olivier, director of global market intelligence for Advantage Resourcing, said: "The job market is going from strength to strength and, with the election behind us and a growing economy, this trend looks set to continue.
"In times of growth, employees are more willing to commit to full time employees rather than hedge their bets in a slowing or uncertain economy by hiring contract or temporary staff or freeze hiring altogether."
The sectors on a recruitment drive in September include healthcare (7.29 per cent), accounting (6.57 per cent), information technology (5.57 per cent) and hospitality and tourism (5.03 per cent).
Job advertisements were down in education (-8.39%), advertising and media (-5.4%) and human resources (-2.97%).
Employment growth is spread across the country, with the east coast benefitting the most from the boom. Queensland job ads increased 3.9%, New South Wales was up 3.6% and Victoria grew by 3.3%.
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