More transport jobs in Australia

There has been an overall increase in transport, logistics and supply chain jobs in Australia

The amount of transport, logistics and supply chain jobs have increased over the last year, according to recently released statistics.

The Labourforce transport, logistics and supply chain (TL&SC) jobs index has risen 14.7 per cent over the last year and by 7.3 per cent in the last three months alone.

The number of jobs in Victoria increased by 47 per cent in 12 months, although Western Australia’s share of jobs is less than 10 per cent.

 "The story that is emerging after 12 months of measuring the TL&SC jobs market is overall a positive one for the industry and workers," says Labourforce spokesperson Paul Mcleay.

"But not all states are enjoying the industry upswing equally.

"The data are telling us a story of post-mining boom rebalancing, as Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland have picked up the lion’s share of new jobs across all sectors, reducing Western Australia’s share to under 10 per cent - down from 14.3 per cent a year ago.

"Interestingly, jobs in management are right down, having fallen 13.7 per cent in 12 months, while gains have been made in implementation functions.

"The big picture is good news for workers who might be losing their jobs as airlines or postal services restructure, but may find the environment conducive to finding new jobs.

"Especially workers who are able to relocate to follow the jobs east will be well positioned to find new employment."

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