Openings spiked in late 2021 as lockdowns ended, data shows, and experts say staffing issues now ‘way worse’ than in Delta wave
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Job vacancies surged across Australia as the lockdowns ended last year, highlighting staff shortages that are now crippling economic activity as Covid cases soar.
In the September-November period, job openings jumped almost a fifth or 18.5% from the previous three months, to 396,100, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
Read the original article at The Guardian