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Why are Distribution Jobs Moving to Western Sydney?

While Southside Staffing has long had a reputation within the Shire, recent changes in the local market has prompted an expansion. It’s no secret that Western Sydney’s job market is booming, so it was only a natural decision for us to turn our attention to business in these areas. It’s a shift that’s been happening for a few years now, but increasingly, we’re seeing more and more businesses uprooting operations and shifting west. Why is this happening? In a lot of cases, it’s driven by the need for larger facilities and better transport connections, with areas like Prestons, Eastern Creek, Erskine Park and Moorebank to name a few, being transformed into logistics hubs. What does this mean for candidates? Most significantly, those looking for distribution jobs may need to extend their search beyond the Shire for future opportunities. From what we’re seeing in the market, this is where the job growth is most prominent (unemployment levels are as low as 4.5% in Western Sydney), particularly when it comes to roles like forklift drivers, LO operators and warehouse pickers. With the well-publicised skill shortages creating supply problems, the flipside is that there are almost endless opportunities in the industry. So, what’s in it for people that a) choose to commute or b) move themselves closer to Western Sydney jobs? Obviously, there are various reasons why [...]

By |2019-08-07T15:01:27+10:00August 7th, 2019|0 Comments

How To Write a Winning Resume

Make the person's job reading your resume easier by showing a clear match between your skills and the job requirements. Clearly demonstrate how you meet the key skills, experience and attributes the employer is looking for. Emphasise your most relevant strengths and eliminate details that are unrelated to the position. Use similar key words in your resume to those used in the job description to create a link in the mind of the reader. Focused on Achievements Highlighting key responsibilities is important, but don’t list your daily workload. Your resume should focus on the unique accomplishments that make you stand out. Show how you contributed to the organisation; did you save money or time, exceed targets, solve problems, improve processes, or attract new customers? Where possible, quantify how you added value with numbers, percentages or dollar amounts. Compelling Reading The tone of your resume should be enthusiastic, upbeat and professional. Put your strongest and most relevant points first, using action words such as ‘completed’, ‘developed’ and ‘managed’, and superlatives such as ‘first’, ‘best’ and ‘highest’. Presenting your accomplishments honestly but confidently using high impact words will help them stand out and make your resume more compelling. Structured Correctly Centre your contact details at the top of your resume. Include your name, address, phone number, mobile number and email address. Next, list the relevant education [...]

By |2017-11-21T11:28:13+10:00November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

To Disclose a Claim or Not to Disclose a Claim

When considering employment, if a prospective employer does NOT ask you if you have previously had any workers’ compensation claims or have previously suffered any injuries which could affect your ability to work, you do not have a strict obligation to disclose any injuries to them. However, with today’s legislation, in the modern workplace, both employers and employees have an equal obligation to ensure the health and safety of ALL workers whilst at work. So as a matter of workplace health and safety, if you have an injury or condition which might affect your ability to do the job safely (whether you have lodged a workers’ compensation claim in relation to it or not), some may argue that you SHOULD disclose that injury or condition to the prospective employer even if they do NOT specifically ask you about it. If the prospective employer refers you for a pre-employment medical, the doctor SHOULD ask you about any existing or previous injuries which could affect your work, and you SHOULD disclose those injuries (although not necessarily whether you claimed workers’ compensation or not). The overriding issue should be the safety of yourself and other workers at your workplace.  If you have an injury which may affect that, then you SHOULD disclose that injury to your prospective employer. The prospective employer should NOT be asking whether you [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:28:09+10:00August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Strong Economy & Continued Growth: (We’re Still Growing !)

A recent report (Daily FX) stated that the record trade surplus accompanied by the pick up in business sentiment may generate another “better-than-expected” employment result.  This positive development may spark a bullish reaction in the $A as it boosts the outlook for growth and inflation. Australia added another 13.5K jobs in December following 38.3K jobs expansion in the month prior. These rises were made up of 9.3K full time roles and 4.2K part time positions As December/January are our lowest employment months, we can expect continued growth as we move into the year ahead. The jobless rate is still at 5.8% and when you consider that over 3% are unemployable, we are still up there on the World scale. And where are these jobs?  What sectors are expanding? Which ones are contracting? A Senior Manager in the Recruitment Sector recently reported on the overall positive growth across all Sectors: Specifically: Up 19% Child Care; Aged Care: Disability Care (these are obvious sectors) Communications; Up 14% Hospitality/Waiting Staff/Baristas; Professionals such as : nurses, Accountants, Teachers, IT Providers & Software Programmers Up 9.3% Sales, Real Estate, Cashiers, Pharmacy workers However the sectors expected to see job losses aside from mining, manufacturing and agribusiness include: Down from 18% in 1990 – 14% in 2015 (of total workforce) Clerical, General Accounts and book keeping, Credit Control, Data Entry/Management and Reception. [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:36:03+10:00August 14th, 2017|0 Comments