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Overall, the managerial and professional sector is growing strongly, but this masks quite a contrast between each sub-sector.
On the one hand, managerial positions are softening (-2.7%) and have been weak for three quarters now. On the other hand,
professional positions have been growing strongly (+10.5%) and have recorded consistent growth since the GFC started.
In the case of managers, both specialist and general management positions are weaker. The main reason for the decline is in part
time management positions --- these are down more than 10%. Full time positions, although weaker, have only fallen by 0.8% in the
February 10 quarter as businesses want to hold onto their skilled permanent staff.
In the case of professional positions, both full time and part time jobs are growing --- full time jobs are up 10.4% and part time
are up 10.7%. Jobs in a number of categories are growing for professionals, including ICT professionals, health professionals and
With SA continuing to grow, although at a modest rate, jobs are forecast to grow in this category by 0.8% in November 10.
Demand has been strong in SA, with more good times expected
Source: ABS/EMDA Model 2010
SA Business Cap Ex
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