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Heightened concerns about the impact of the GFC, especially in the Mining Sector, led to a freezing of the Professional/Managers
Sector in 2008/09. However, towards the end of 2009 these concerns dissipated to some extent as this sector came back to life,
growing 1.3% in the February 10 quarter.
Managerial positions are growing again (+3.1%) and they grew over 2009. Both specialist and general management positions are
now growing. Full time managerial positions are growing strongly again, to such an extent that part time positions are falling as
business becomes more confident about the future and takes on more full time jobs.
Professional positions are also growing, up 1.5%. However, this sub-sector did soften over 2009. ICT professionals was one area
where jobs fell during the GFC. On the other hand, service related professionals (health and education) are growing strongly.
Legal and social welfare professionals are also growing. Both professional full time and part time positions are growing again
in WA. Reflecting the more flexible nature of the workforce, WA now has a higher proportion of part time professional positions
(25%) than the national average.
With the Mining Sector roaring back to life and the flow on to other mining service related industries as well as construction, jobs
in the Professional/Managers Sector is expected to grow again. By November 2010 jobs are forecast to rise by 1.3%.
The GFC really slowed this sector, but now growth is returning
Source: ABS/EMDA Model 2010
WA Business Cap Ex
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