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Australian IT sector sees skills glut

New research by the Australian Department of Employment has shown that the domestic information technology market is a long way from experiencing a skills shortage, with an average of almost 50 applicants per advertised job in the sector.

January 27, 2015 by

'Catapult' centre to give digital boost to businesses

The government plans to fund a Digital Economy 'Catapult' centre to help spur innovation and adoption of new technologies by retail and media business.The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the investment on Thursday, but did not say how much funding or where the centre will be located.

January 26, 2012 by

Costly contractors to cause full-time push

IT recruitment expert firm Candle has said that companies might turn their eyes away from contractors in the coming months, as it becomes cheaper to hire full-time workers, referencing the latest Clarius Skills Index.

November 7, 2011 by

Make the best of existing skills

An analyst with Java knowledge and an interest in programming asks how he can best take advantage of his skills for a career.

June 17, 2008

The recruitment sector is the leader of advertising market with 25.7% share

The recruitment sector continued to lead the market with 25.7% market share, up 0.9 points on the second half of 2006, according to Internet Advertising Bureau. Second was automotive with 11.9%, while Technology (10.4%) overtook Finance (10%) for the first time to take third place. Other areas of growth were retail, which increased 1.7 points, [...]

May 6, 2008

Government to help get more bodies in IT

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, introduced the Skills Australia Bill 2008 to Parliament yesterday, with some observers already saying it will bolster the IT industry in fighting the skills crisis.

February 14, 2008 by

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