The Department of Employment and its people are at the forefront of Australian labour market analysis and policy development. By providing economic and labour market advice to portfolio Ministers and the Australian Government, the Department’s work impacts directly on the lives of Australians. Department of Employment economics/econometrics graduates are involved in core work and are given real responsibility from the start.
What our graduates do
- Economic and labour market research and analysis of emerging labour market trends and developments.
- Providing briefings to Ministers and Department executive on the state of the labour market at a national, State, industry and regional level.
- Writing reports, preparing publications and Parliamentary Question Time Briefs for the Employment Minister on the key ABS labour market data releases.
- Investigating labour market outcomes for disadvantage groups, including youth, the long-term unemployed, the low skilled and mature age persons.
- Contributing to the Australian Government’s submission to the Annual Wage Review.
- Undertaking our own surveys of employer recruitment activity and skills shortage research.
- Monitoring job vacancy rates.
- Undertaking industry and regional employment projections to inform policy development.
- Analysing the contributing factors assisting Australians to move from unemployment into jobs.
- Evaluation of government labour market programmes and policies.
Who are we are looking for
- Tertiary qualifications in economics and/or econometrics.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate difficult concepts to non-technical audiences.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to actively engage with co-workers and stakeholders.
- Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and an attitude open to learning and innovation.