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The Professional/Managerial job market grew strongly throughout 2010 and this has continued into 2011, with an annual growth
of 3.2% to February 2011. However, Professional positions are growing more rapidly than Managerial positions.
After a strong 2010, Managerial positions have softened in terms of growth, with jobs growing at just 1.5% in the year to
February 2011. Demand for general managers has been stable over the frst quarter of 2011. Demand for specialist managers
is still growing, with strong growth in jobs for policy and planning managers, as well as engineering managers. Furthermore,
refecting the continued growth in the economy, the demand for specialist advertising and sales managerial positions is also
growing strongly as well as for research and development managers. Demand is also up for ICT (Information & Communication
Technology) managers as well as managers in hospitality and tourism.
Professional positions continued to grow, at a rate of 4.3% year to February 2011, outpacing the overall jobs growth in
the economy. Refecting better times, jobs for training and development professionals are also growing. Demand for ICT
professionals is growing strongly, with jobs up 7.0%. Demand for engineers, especially civil and electrical engineers, is also
growing very strongly. Underlining the strong growth in the Mining Sector, demand for mining engineers is very strong to such
an extent that mining companies are once again looking overseas for engineers and lobbying the Federal Government to relax
entry restrictions. Jobs for Education Sector professionals are also growing in all four sub-sectors - early childhood, primary,
secondary and tertiary. In fact, the early childhood sub-sector is reporting a growing concern about skills shortages. Demand for
health professionals remains strong, with jobs growing again (+5.8% year to February 2011).
With the economy continuing to strengthen, jobs for professionals and managers are also forecast to continue to grow with
a rate just below the average overall jobs growth. Finding the right professionally skilled people for roles will continue to be a
diffculty for some organisations.
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This sector continues to be a strong performer with more to come
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