Skills shortage may be starting to ease

The number of skilled vacancies eased in January, possibly indicating slower growth in employment. The latest figures from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations show that skilled vacancies were down 4.4 per cent in the month, seasonally adjusted. The largest fall was in blue-collar jobs which were down 6.9 per cent with vacancies in the manufacturing sector down sharply. Vacancies increased for medical and science technical officers, IT professionals, accountants and auditors.

Source: The Australian Financial Review