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With the Western Australian economy growing very strongly, it is somewhat surprising that jobs for managers and professionals
are growing more modestly. The main reason is the diffculty in fnding suitably skilled people in a number of areas.
Managerial positions fell 1.8% p.a. in the 12 months to August 2010, although in the last quarter signs were that growth was
starting again with jobs up 2.0% in August alone. The main reason for the fall was a decline in farm management positions.
Positions for specialist managerial positions are growing strongly, with these types of jobs nearly 10% higher than in the trough
of the GFC. Human resources, fnance and engineering specialists are in strong demand. Also refecting the return to a positive
path, construction managerial positions are growing strongly.
Professional managerial positions are growing strongly, with jobs growing 6.8% in the year ended August 2010. Accounting and
fnancial positions are growing strongly. Human resource positions are up more than 10% as business gears up to grow further
and accommodate more employees. Engineering positions, especially related to mining or mining support are in strong demand.
Positions for education professionals are also growing strongly and are increasing at 8.4%. Health professional positions are
also trending up as the demand for health services grows. ICT and legal positions are also growing strongly.
With the Mining Sector forecast to go from strength to strength, the prediction for the WA Professional/Managerial Sector is
for increased growth, with jobs rising by 4.8% in the year ended May 2011. Skills shortages will be an increasing feature of this
market in the future.
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With the strong growth in Mining, this sector has bounced back
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