Canberra's Leading Employment Agency
With investment in a city-wide urban renewal project, Canberra’s CBD (Civic) and town centres are undergoing significant transformation. The Government’s long-term economic, social and sustainability strategy includes a land release program in areas like Gungahlin, Belconnen, Woden, and Molonglo, as well as development in inner-city areas like Campbell and Kingston – bringing with it thriving job opportunities and economic growth.
Canberra boasts one of the nation’s strongest jobs markets and has the one of the lowest unemployment rate in Australia, at 3.9% as of August 2020. Consequently, Canberra has the highest average level of disposable income of any Australian capital city.
Although historically known as a hub for Government jobs, 63% of Canberra’s workforce is employed by private companies, ranging in size from micro-companies to multi-national corporations.
Information and communications technology is also a key competitive sector in Canberra. The Australian Government’s frequent outsourcing of ICT solutions is a major driver of the industry, providing the foundation for business development within the private ICT sector. Accordingly, approximately 8,000 people are employed in Canberra’s ICT industry, which is comprised of over 1,000 companies.
In the professional sector, Canberra is leading Australia for growth in executive employment. Job opportunities in general management doubled in the first quarter of 2017 in line with increased private sector demand. Other key industries in the Canberra region include health, education, tourism and hospitality, and sports, recreation and the arts.
Looking to make your next career move in Canberra? We have a wealth of resources to help you with your job search:
- Review and update your resume to ensure it’s relevant and tailored to the job you want – or start from scratch using our free resume templates
- Do some research on the Canberra jobs market and equip yourself with current information on in-demand skills and salary rates in your industry
- When you land an interview, make sure to research the company beforehand, demonstrate your understanding of the job and the business, and ask great interview questions