Lawyers, accountants and construction workers are needed, economist says

Because the nation begins to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, specialists say there are various jobs that want filling.

A scarcity of backpackers and migrant staff, mixed with folks not desirous to return to the workforce out of worry of COVID-19 or an absence of motivation has resulted in a labour scarcity.

AMP Capital Chief Economist Shane Oliver stated the white collar sector particularly wants extra staff.

AMP Capital Chief Economist Shane Oliver said the white collar sector especially needs more workers.
AMP Capital Chief Economist Shane Oliver stated the white collar sector particularly wants extra staff. (9News)

“The white collar sector is seeing a bit of an issue,” Mr Oliver stated.

“I’m talking here about lawyers, accountant, people in the finance sector, and so on.”

He added that the development and hospitality sectors additionally want extra workers.

“They’re the main sectors being affected at the moment by this labour shortage,” Mr Oliver stated.

As the country begins to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say there are many jobs that need filling.
Because the nation begins to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, specialists say there are various jobs that want filling. (9News)

Whereas some companies would doubtless be pressured to shut due to the labour scarcity, Mr Oliver expressed that many had been set to boost wages.

“In the white collar sector we’re seeing wages growth push above three per cent,” Mr Oliver stated.

Some people are also not wanting to return to the workforce out of fear of COVID-19 or a lack of motivation.
Some persons are additionally not desirous to return to the workforce out of worry of COVID-19 or an absence of motivation. (9News)

“Wages data released earlier this week only showed wages growth in Australia of about 2.2 per cent.”

“But it is starting to hot up. We are starting to see more sectors, more businesses having to raise their wages to get the workers they need.”

Mr Oliver stated this generally is a optimistic factor as a result of wages progress in Australia has beforehand been low.

There has been a  lack of backpackers and migrant workers.
There was a lack of backpackers and migrant staff. (9News)

“Now it’s a lot easier to get jobs,” Mr Oliver stated.

“You’ll find the number of people competing with you to get that job is less, and of course you can probably demand higher wages than might have been the case pre-pandemic.”

He added that the longer-term concern is to ensure abilities coaching is a precedence.