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Job market stalls in transport, logistics and supply chain sector

13 May, 2015

The transport logistics and supply chain jobs market experienced a substantial fall in April with job advertisements falling 4.7 per cent nationally, according to spokesperson for Labourforce, Paul McLeay.

This is the largest fall this year but with the Labourforce Job Index still at 110.99 the market can still be considered strong. Over the last six months the Index is down 6.5 per cent but it is up 12.8 per cent over the last 12 months.

Specialist transport, logistics and supply chain recruitment company, Labourforce produces a regular Job Index to provide people within the industry the latest and comprehensive analysis of job advertisements within the sector.

"What has been evident in early 2015 is the more concerted fall in Permanent vacancies. These fell 5.5 per cent in April with the fall in contract employment has been less severe."

Other key features of the latest Job index include:

  • Temp and Contract demand fell 2.6 per cent but still up 26.6 per cent over 12 months
  • Demand in Queensland rose 7.1 per cent in April, now narrowly eclipsing Vic/Tas as top performing region
  • Both Victoria and Western Australia experienced big falls in April
  • The great run for Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Clerical has ended, falling 4.4 per cent
  • Demand for TL&SC Management roles fell for fourth consecutive month
  • Confidence shown by Transport and Logistics employers in early 2015 lost momentum in April with demand easing 3.5 per cent

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