Written by Environmental Manager editor Deborah Nesbitt CSIRO staff representatives will meet with management today (February 9) after chief executive Larry Marshall’s unexpected Feb 4 revelation about 350 jobs would be axed this year, predominantly in environment and climate science divisions. The news “blindsided” CSIRO employees who were now angry at the lack of consultation, ...more
Written by Workforce NSW editor Stephanie D’Souza. The Senate on Tuesday (August 18) passed NSW Greens Lee Rhiannon’s motion to call on the Federal Government to “intervene in the fate of BlueScope to save the steel industry in Port Kembla and 10,000 jobs”. Rhiannon said the Federal Govt needed to “urgently engage with this issue” ...more
During the GFC, workers who stayed in their jobs didn’t reduce their working hours, despite widespread govt and commentator claims that cuts in hours had helped stem job losses during the downturn, a new report has revealed.
Unemployment has increased to 5.8%, but companies are “increasingly positive” about staffing levels in 2010, says Drake Int’l head Matthew Tukaki. “Many are now at, or below, the minimum staffing level required to function effectively,” he said.
Unemployment dropped in Sept by 0.1% to 5.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to ABS labour force statistics released on Oct 8 (WF1696). Employment increased by 40,600 to 10,805,600. Full-time employment increased by 35,400 to 7,589,800 and part-time by 5,200 to 3,215,800.
Employer confidence has risen for the first time since March 2008, reversing five consecutive quarters of falling sentiment, says Hudson’s latest employment expectations survey.