Parramatta recruitment experts
With large international firms focused on the CBD, it is Western Sydney’s small and medium businesses that are the economic engine of the region. In addition, large infrastructure projects like WestConnex, the second Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek and the growth of the University of Western Sydney are also likely to create more Western Sydney jobs.
Western Sydney is young and multicultural—38% of the population speak a language other than English at home, and there is a greater proportion of young people living here than the Sydney average. Many professionals are seeing the benefits of living somewhere with more affordable housing, good transport links and a strong jobs market.
Page Personnel’s Western Sydney team has been matching professionals with the best Western Sydney jobs for over 30 years.
At the last census, professionals in the City of Parramatta—one of the biggest commercial and retail hubs of Western Sydney—were largely employed in the healthcare (12.1%) and professional, scientific and technical services (10%) sectors. The Parramatta CBD is a site for major investment and decentralisation by the NSW state government, so it is likely that many roles in the public sector will become available over the coming years.
Local governments in Liverpool and Penrith are also looking to invest in infrastructure and encourage local businesses, so there is likely to be growth in opportunities for job seekers in the near future.
If you’re job hunting in Western Sydney, here are some tips for kick starting your search:
- Ensure that both your resume and LinkedIn profile are current and highlight your achievements, skills and experience. Don’t forget to proofread carefully.
- Get up-to-date information on the Western Sydney jobs market, and find out what skills employers in your sector are looking for. Knowing the market rate for salaries in your profession will help you negotiate a contract successfully.
- When you are offered a job interview, make sure you research the organisation and prepare some questions to show your understanding of the organisation and how you would fit within it.