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With the Western Australian economy growing, jobs for professionals have really kicked along, whereas for managers, jobs are
lagging. Overall in this sector, jobs are now growing at a strong 3.5% (year to February 2011).
Despite the economic growth, managerial positions are fat. Specialist management positions are slightly down, refecting
diffculties in fnding suitable staff. Demand for managers in hospitality, retail and services are growing. So, too, are positions for
sales and marketing professionals, refecting better times ahead.
Professional positions are growing strongly, with jobs growing at 5.9% in the year ended February 2011. Demand for business,
human resources and marketing professionals is very strong, some areas recording double-digit growth. With the strong
recovery in the Mining Sector, it is perhaps not surprising that the demand for science and engineering professionals is
recording strong growth. Demand for mining engineers is particularly robust.
Further, 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 3.3% in the year ending November 2011. Skills shortages will be an increasing
feature of this market in the future, especially in mining and mining support related areas.
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Jobs growth is gathering momentum in the West
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