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The Professional/Managerial job market has continued to grow strongly in the frst half of 2010. Overall, jobs in this category
grew at 5.8% in the year to August 2010, the highest annual rate over the last decade.
Managerial positions are growing very strongly, up 5.6% in the year to August 2010, since gathering pace in the frst half of
this year. Demand for general managers has been particularly strong with jobs increasing by more than 10%. Refecting more
favourable weather patterns, demand for agricultural managers has also grown (+2.1%). Demand for specialist managers is
particularly strong, with strong growth in jobs for engineering managers and policy and planning managers. As a real sign of
the change in mood to one of growth, the demand for specialist advertising and sales managerial positions is also growing
strongly. Demand is also strong for supply and production managers as business gears up for growth. Managerial positions
in the hospitality area are also starting to grow again, after softening in 2009, as consumers start to spend more at cafes
and restaurants. Another area of growth is in conference and event management, rebounding after steep reductions in staff
numbers in 2009 as the GFC bit. This return to growth is a sign that business is spending more on conferences.
Professional positions continue to grow (+4.5% year to August 2010). In fact, the growth hardly skipped a beat even during the
worst of the GFC. Demand for accountants continues to expand, as well as for auditors. In another sign of the restoration in
confdence about the future, demand for fnancial broking positions is also growing strongly. Jobs for professionals in the human
resources area are also growing strongly again, as is the need for training and development professionals. The growth in jobs for
health professionals continues (+3.5% year ended August 2010). Jobs for education professionals are also growing, as are ICT
professionals. Legal positions have bounced back strongly as the commercial sector recovers.
With the economy continuing to grow, jobs for professionals and managers are also forecast to continue to grow. Finding the
right skilled people for roles will be an increasing challenge in the future.
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This is a strong performer, with skills shortages becoming more the norm
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