… and how?
As always, Callam Pickering has produced another thoughtful and insightful piece on the changing dynamics in the Australian Labour market, specifically as it relates to the ‘shuttering’ of the automotive manufacturing industry.
The end of automobile production in Australia has left thousands of workers out in the cold. These workers are now forced to find opportunities elsewhere, seeking roles across a variety of different sectors.
The challenges for individuals, communities and policy-makers abound.
His key points are:
- Australian employment in motor vehicle manufacturing has fallen 42% since 2006, largely reflecting factory closures by companies such as Ford and Holden.
- At least three-quarters of motor vehicle factory workers no longer work for a motor vehicle producer, according to Indeed resume information.
- These displaced workers are searching for a wide variety of jobs, with three-quarters of clicks outside production roles. Driving jobs and the mining sector feature prominently.