Seek: Australian job ads bounce back to pre-COVID levels, demand for trades surges

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Jobs ads are back at the level they were at before COVID-19, new Seek data shows. These are the industries where you can find a job.

If you’re a tradesperson you’re in luck, with demand surging colossally and plenty of jobs on offer, new data suggests.

Online service Seek’s first employment report of the year, released on Wednesday, showed job ads in Australia had bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, with a 4.1 per cent increase in national advertisements in February compared with the previous month.

All states and territories recorded year-on-year growth for the first time since the health crisis began, with the total national figure an impressive 12.4 per cent.

Trades and services was the most in demand sector by far, with jobs ads rocketing 40.9 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Seek said the most in-demand roles were automotive tradespeople, labourers, electricians, welders and boilermakers, technicians, carpenters and cabinet makers, and hair and beauty service providers.

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