It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t gone according to plan. The Australian bushfires, compounded by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic have made for a really tough year for everyone. Some have lost work and are now on the hunt for a new job, others are facing the reality of having to find a job (maybe even their first one) in the midst of Australia’s first recession in nearly 30 years. It’s not all doom and gloom though.
If you’re currently looking for a job, don’t despair, there are still jobs out there (and you’re going to get one of them). We’ve rounded up a list of key roles set to BOOM in the coming months and a short description about each so you can decide which one is right for you.
Worried you haven’t got the right skills or experience? That’s ok! Many of these in demand positions are entry level, offer an immediate start and require a good attitude and willingness to learn- not a PHD.
1. Aged Care
Aged care workers provide care, supervision and support for people in residential homes, clinics, hospitals and private residence. They assist with personal care tasks like showering and exercise, domestic duties such as cleaning and the management of illness and sometimes medication.
2. Community Services
Community service workers provide care and support to clients, allowing them to become more independent in their lives, as they assist with everyday activities such as personal care, feeding, household chores and cleaning.
3. Disability Support (including Mental Health Support)
This is a widely misunderstood role, but one that so many people can excel at! It involves providing social and emotional support to their client including taking them food shopping, going for a walk with them or having a casual chat over coffee or teaching them new skills and ways to be independent. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to have fun!
This one is obvious. With all the COVID safe rules, cleaners are like gold right now and highly sought after. As resorts, caravan parks and motels open back up for the summer months, we’ll see even more demand.
This role could see you changing sheets, mopping floors, dusting, vacuuming, tidying and full scale disinfection depending on the job you go for. It’s not all scrubbing toilets.
With people staying at home we’re seeing an increased demands for goods and food. This means we need people to support the production. Food processing (within the manufacturing industry) is something we’ll see continue to expand. Food processing workers are responsible for loading ingredients into industrial equipment, quality checking, monitoring machinery and moving goods.
Primary producers are still producing huge quantities of food and resources for domestic and global consumption. They’re in desperate need for farm hands, fruit pickers and harvest workers. There’s currently up to $6000 funding available for workers who relocate to take up a job in Agriculture.
7. Postal Services
Think couriers, sorting facilities and delivery services. With everyone stuck at home and travelling less, delivery services are under a lot of strain with the influx of online orders and gifts being sent around the country. With Christmas fast approaching, it’s going to be a VERY busy time for this industry.
8. Transport and Logistics
Transport and logistics link producers and consumers through multiple transportation modes, including air and express delivery services, freight rail, maritime transport, and truck transport. This covers all roles from pick packers to drivers. For the same reasons as the postal services industry, these roles are going to be in high demand.
9. Garden Maintenance
There are a range of residential and commercial options weeding, trimming hedges and mowing lawns. What’s better than being able to work outside in the fresh air. These roles tend to be pretty solitary, so if you’re someone who likes working solo or don’t love a lot of human interaction- this one is social distancing approved!
Still not sure where to start? We can help. We’re helping people to find a job (and keep them) every day. Get in touch with our friendly team today.