While the number of newspaper job ads fell in September, according to the monthly survey by the ANZ Bank, online job ads jumped 8.9% over August to be 7.4% higher than in September 2000.
The rise is consistent with surveys that suggest IT bosses are increasingly turning to the internet for recruitment (Web used for recruiting, but print still important) and that corporates are increasingly using their websites to attract staff (Big business uses websites to lure staff). The number of online job ads has reached its second-highest level, 15,602, since the ANZ began monitoring six recruitment sites in April 2000.
Meanwhile, Sydney-based recruiter Olivier Group reports a 2.7% decline in internet-based job vacancies in Australia for September but says if the "ailing" sectors of the economy are taken out (five out of 21), a rise in job ads of 2.7% can be calculated. Ailing sectors include IT and multimedia jobs, which declined 16.5% in September, says Olivier.
Over the past 12 months all sectors of the Australian economy rose 8.8% but IT and internet job ads fell a massive 67.2%.