Posted September 25, 2018 09:47:30 Finding work in Canberra is complicated, but there are a few easy steps you can take to make it easier.
Key points:Some people choose to stay in the city while others rent in the suburbsThe city’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in AustraliaWhile most people can find work in the CBD, there are plenty of jobs in the south, west and northThe Canberra area is struggling with low job growth, unemployment and low wagesThe national unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent is a record high, and while the figures for the ACT have been rising, Canberra’s unemployment has actually fallen over the past few years, to 6.2 per cent.
However, the ACT is not immune to the problem, with the ACT regional unemployment rate now hovering around 4 per cent, just below the national average.
In other words, the regional unemployment rates are high and there are still plenty of vacancies.
That is because many people in the ACT choose to rent rather than live in the central and northern regions, and in the inner-city, such as the ACT capital Canberra.
“In the past four years, Canberra has seen a number of significant changes, including a decrease in the number of rental apartments,” said Matt Koutras from the University of Canberra’s School of Population, Health and Social Work.
“It is now possible for renters to work remotely, although many renters in the Canberra area have to choose between renting and living in their homes.”
The cost of living has risen significantly, and the cost of renting has increased by around a third in the past two years, although rents are still relatively affordable.
“How to find jobs in CanberraThe number of people who have been in the region for less than three months since the last census has been a major driver of the region’s job growth.
But what is a rental property?
There are two main types of rentals: short-term rentals and long-term ones.
Short-term rental accommodation typically involves apartments with no fixed rent, while long-duration accommodation includes homes with fixed rents.
There are different types of rental properties, so what is right for you?”
There are some things that are more important than others, but you will probably want to find out what type of housing you can afford,” Mr Koutos said.”
There is a lot of information available, including the latest figures from the ACT government.
“To find out if you qualify for a rental, Mr Koutsos said it was important to check the availability of the property.”
If there is a shortage, or if you don’t feel that you are up to the job, then you might be able to rent the property,” he said.
Find out more about the regional employment marketRead more”There may be a short term vacancy, or there may be an existing vacant property.
It is important that you check the details of the current rent or if there is any additional rent you may need.
“If you have a rental vacancy, you may also be able use the ACT’s Job Search website to find work locally.
It provides a list of job opportunities available, and if you have been looking for a job elsewhere, you can also get in touch with the Jobcentre.
If you are looking for employment in Canberra, you will need to get approval from the local authorities and other relevant agencies, which can take up to six months to process.”
You can also use the online job search site, such a Jobfinder or Equifax, to check that you have the right qualifications and experience,” Mr Kenyon said.
What to do if you find a vacancyFinding a job is stressful and hard work, but finding the right job can be easier than you think.”
Find out how to find and interview for a full time jobFind out where to find your next jobIn most cases, you won’t need to do anything special, but it may be helpful to have a reference for your search.””
Finding a part time job in the north or the south can be quite a bit more difficult, but most people will find a good-paying job.”
Find out how to find and interview for a full time jobFind out where to find your next jobIn most cases, you won’t need to do anything special, but it may be helpful to have a reference for your search.
“To get the best information on a job, it is important to have your references to go on,” Mr Mears said.
For more information on finding a job:Find out about the JobSearch websiteFind out what job search sites are availableFind out which local councils have access to the Jobsearch websiteFind more information about the job search websiteFind employment opportunities from JobSearch, Equifax and other employment agenciesFind out when a job opening is availableFind the latest jobs availableFind more job search jobsFind out the latest job vacancies