It seems online jobs ads are still on the rise in Australia. The latest online job ad figures were released yesterday and they have increased again for the 8th month in a row. Bob Olivier, Director of Olivier Group is quoted at saying :-
“The rate of increase can’t be sustained forever, so we’ve actually seen it coming off slightly in the last quarter,” he said.
“But all things considered, when you’ve had interest rate rises in the last month and/or price rises, the fact we’ve got any growth at all is still remarkable.”
What I find just as interesting is the numbers only include the top 3 job boards (Seek, CareerOne and MyCareer), for example JobSearch, the Australian government job site has over 84,000 jobs when compared to Seek’s 135,000 jobs could significantly impact the Online Job Index. Not to mention the vertical search tool Recruit.net with 263,000 jobs in Australia!
What about the “long tail” of online jobs ads in Australia? Google Base has over 1,300, the NowHiring network of sites (1,100 on Nowhiring.com.au, 1,000 on Gurus.com.au, on 35 adage.com.au), or JobsGarage or the very new FindIt (Pre-Beta and just getting going)? What would all of these sites do to the numbers?