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Are You Taking Advantage of Melbourne’s Candidates’ Market?

13 December 2021

With Melbourne fully open for business, organisations are eager to embrace the new found opportunities and positive working environments. This means that they’re actively looking to fill vacancies, and hire for new roles that will help them grow. There’s an ever-increasing number of job adverts being listed with research conducted for SEEK reflecting a market-wide trend of strong job ad numbers and fewer applications per ad. It is, without a doubt, a candidates’ market out there. If you’re looking for a job in Melbourne, now’s the time to apply.

Now is the time to take advantage of the current market as you’ll most likely be competing against fewer applicants for any given role. You should still try and impress the recruiter and employer, but with less competition it may be easier to stand out.

Horner’s General Manager, Kylie Heffernan, commented, “We are experiencing a candidate driven market like we have never seen before. Data and insights from our job board partners such as SEEK, LinkedIn, CareerOne, Gumtree Jobs and Indeed are all reflecting similar trends in high job ads and low application rates. Job seeking candidates hold the cards with multiple job offers available and can command more competitive salaries, flexible working patterns, and career development.”

As one of Australia’s leading recruitment and labour hire agencies, we’re working with top employers in the CBD and across Melbourne’s northern, western, eastern and south-eastern suburbs, to help them with their commercial recruitment and industrial recruitment needs.

Whether you are seeking casual work that has flexible hours to suit your lifestyle or a new permanent full or part time career opportunity, our aim is to match the right business with the very best candidate.

In-demand positions in Melbourne

Here are our top six of our specialisms where we are currently experiencing candidates in high demand.

1. Warehousing, Distribution, and Logistics

Some industries that are growing rapidly right now are warehousing, distribution, and logistics. It’s reported that 9.2 million Australian households shopped online between September 2020 and September 2021. With more and more people opting to make purchases online, roles in these areas are in demand.

We’re working to help businesses with warehousing and logistics recruitment, ensuring they have skilled, competent, and confident teams of forklift operators, stock pickers and packers, and storeroom workers.

These jobs would suit anyone with experience with a high level of accuracy, and who enjoy working in exciting, fast-paced environments that keep you on the move.

Logistics recruitment is a huge priority in the current landscape. Businesses are keen to ensure they have reliable people in the driving seat to deliver goods to customers safely, carefully, and on schedule.

2. Manufacturing & Production

Manufacturing recruitment is another priority for Melbourne businesses. Recent statistics show that online spending in Australia for September 2021 was up 27% year on year. This is believed to be due to growing financial confidence now that the peak of the pandemic is behind us. To keep up with this increased confidence, manufacturers are ramping up, recruiting production workers for busy lines.

3. Administration & Office Support

As Melbourne businesses increase their recruitment efforts, they’re finding that they need to expand their teams of support staff to handle their organisations’ growth. This means we’re seeing more and more demand for customer service staff and administration officers who are brilliant multi-taskers, communicate brilliantly, have high computer literacy skills and love a variety of tasks.

4. Local Government

If you’re interested in local government jobs, numerous councils across Melbourne are hiring. These jobs – such as skilled labourers and gardeners – provide the opportunity to work with renowned local councils in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs. Outdoor government roles would especially suit anyone who loves being outside in the Melbourne sunshine, keeping moving to stay fit, and always working somewhere different.

5 Contact and Customer Service Centres

The ongoing trend of online shopping and remote working continues to put demand on organisations for online sales and support.  Contact Centre staff and Customer Service Officers are currently highly sought after not only for large corporate firms but also government entities and not-for-profit organisations.  If you have effective communication skills, can handle high call volumes and can keep calm under pressure then this could be the role for you.

6.Events Industry

With Melbourne’s events & exhibitions industry ramping back into full swing we have numerous opportunities available for a variety of roles including ushers and customer service staff.

See something you like?

If you’ve spotted a role here that you’re keen to learn more about, then get in touch. As one of Melbourne’s top recruitment agencies, we’re making it easier and safer for candidates to land a great position. We’re not only enabling, but also encouraging digital communications during interviews and chats.

If you didn’t find the right job for you, search our current job vacancies on Horner’s job board, or register your interest for other work opportunities with Horner, or call your local branch:

Melbourne CBD & Inner suburbs: 03 9604 2888

Melbourne’s Eastern & South Eastern suburbs: 03 8558 4444

Melbourne’s Western & Northern suburbs: 03 9335 9999


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