In­dus­tries will need work­ers

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

SALES, care, agri­cul­ture, hos­pi­tal­ity and trades are five in­dus­tries in need of in­ex­pe­ri­enced work­ers to meet cur­rent and loom­ing skill short­ages – or just to keep the econ­omy tick­ing over.

They are fore­cast to have hun­dreds of thou­sands of jobs be­com­ing va­cant in the next five years.

Em­ploy­ment Depart­ment fig­ures show car­ing – whether in aged, dis­abled or child care – is fore­cast to have 100,000 jobs cre­ated in the five years to 2021, while the sales sec­tor is ex­pected to have about 90,000 po­si­tions.

Agri­cul­ture can­not get enough lo­cal work­ers to fill jobs and hos­pi­tal­ity is tipped for growth.

Skill­sIQ chief ex­ec­u­tive Yas­min King said there were plenty of jobs in ser­vice in­dus­tries such as health­care and cer­tifi­cates to study could be gained at school or within six months of leav­ing.

Mitchell Baird, 19, of Raby, sees a bright fu­ture in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

“I’m hop­ing to do my builder’s course next year, which is a cer­tifi­cate IV, then hope­fully some­where down the track have my own com­pany,” he said. ››

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Mitchell Baird, of Raby.

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