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Despite the relatively weak Queensland economy, professional and managerial positions are growing again (+1.4%) in the
February 10 quarter.
After falling in the second half of 2008 and for most of 2009, managerial positions are growing again strongly, up 4.7%.
Specialist managerial positions are growing again (+2.6%) as are general management positions. Underlying the strength of this
particular segment, full time jobs are growing (+5.1%) and have now grown just over 10% in the last six months. Part time jobs
are still growing (+2.4%), but as is the case elsewhere, part time jobs are still a small percentage of the managerial market (11%),
although this share is trending up slowly.
Professionals positions are also growing (+1.7%). In fact, growth only slowed over 2009, reaching a low point of 0.5% at the end
of 2009. Demand for design and engineering professionals is growing strongly as major infrastructure projects gear up and the
mining sector expands. Health professional positions are also growing strongly --- these types of jobs have grown even over the
GFC. Legal jobs are growing again and, reflecting the economic slowing, demand for social and welfare jobs is also up as the need
for welfare services grows. Underlying the continued strength in this sector, full time jobs continue to grow (+2.0%) and have
grown every quarter since 1999. Part time jobs are also growing but at quite a slow rate (+0.3%). Highlighting the more flexible
workforce, Queensland part time professional positions now account for 22% of jobs in the professionals sub-sector.
With an economy that is expected to recover as the Mining, Construction and Tourism Sectors improve, jobs in the managerial
and professionals area are also forecast to grow, with jobs rising by 1.1% by the November 10 quarter.
Despite a relatively weak Qld., this sector is strong in the Sunshine State
Source: ABS/EMDA Model 2010
QLD Business Cap Ex
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