The federal government and Western Australian government will invest in new space technologies across the state to help grow a range of industries nationwide and create new jobs. Two of the projects being supported are part of the federal government’s $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund and to support local jobs and research and development. Fugro … Continue reading WA space project to drive nationwide industry growth
The Ai Group has welcomed the federal government’s latest stimulus package to boost job prospects for Australians affected by the coronavirus. The announcement comes as a relieve for manufacturers and is expected to alleviate concerns for businesses during the next six months. The funding will provide $130 billion in wage support for six million Australians … Continue reading Federal government wage subsidy welcomed by industries
Over 60 per cent of Australia’s manufacturing jobs will potentially be impacted by automation technologies over the next 15 years, according to a new report from the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, the ACS. Thirty per cent of existing manufacturing jobs will be totally automated and 33 per cent of jobs in the sector … Continue reading Automation set to transform employment landscape by 2034
According to the federal government, 107 post graduate engineers will be placed in industry-based automotive projects, with $5 million in grants to be provided. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program will deliver 10 grants to seven universities in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the post graduates would work … Continue reading $5 million funding for automotive engineering
While mining dominated the list of top earning jobs on Seek in 2013, information and communication technology (ICT) has taken the number-one spot in 2018. The highest paying job, in the 2017/18 financial year, was an architecture role in the ICT sector. The salary came in at $138,144. In the 2012/13 financial year, the mining, resources and energy … Continue reading Technology takes over mining in Seek’s highest paying jobs list
The tale of new technologies causing the death of work is the prophecy that keeps on giving. Despite evidence to the contrary, we still view technological change today as being more rapid and dramatic in its consequences than ever before. The mistaken view that robots will take our jobs may come from a human bias … Continue reading Why we are still convinced robots will take our jobs
The South Australian government has announced its plan to spend $500 million on a new gas-fired power plant and battery storage system, in an effort to stabilise the state’s energy supply.
Job search website SEEK has released new data on Australia’s top-paying industries and occupations.
Western Downs Regional Council has approved the biggest solar project in the region – a 300 megawatt solar farm to be constructed by Luminous Energy.
Dyson is currently looking to hire 110 new software engineers, as part of its plans to hire 3000 engineers across the world by 2021.
The Robert Walters annual Salary Survey has revealed the professions which are most likely to see a salary rise in 2017.
According to the latest Hays Quarterly Report, engineering skills are in high demand this year.
One of the biggest employers in regional NSW, electricity distributor Essential Energy, now has the power to forcibly cut 600 jobs after a ruling by the Fair Work Commission.
A small aviation company based in Caboolture, Queensland, has promised to provide more aircraft engineering jobs to Australians after securing a maintenance contract with Nauru Airlines.
The Australian automotive industry has made its way into the federal election campaign, as new figures suggest the winner will face the problem of up to 40,000 made unemployed. The Herald Sun reports that the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers has modelled that many jobs lost, and two-thirds of these will be in Victoria. Only 79 … Continue reading Auto manufacturers body says up to 40,000 jobs could go
As steelmaker Arrium faces possible closure, some South Australian residents argue against a government bailout. The steelworks warned it would mothball the Whyalla operations if it is unable to alter its troubled financial situation following the release of their $236 million half yearly loss. On Monday, Arrium rejected a $AUD1 billion recapitalisation plan from American … Continue reading Arrium steelworks face collapse as government help evaporates
The positive start to the year for manufacturers has continued, according to the Australian Chamber-Westpac industrial trends survey, released yesterday.
The future hangs in the balance for 550 Queensland Nickel employees, due to have their contracts terminated at 5pm this afternoon.
A research paper by UBS has predicted that a combination of automation and connectivity will see the competitive advantage of low labour cost countries shrink, but also lead to rising inequality.
Continental Australia will continue to employ about 50 engineering employees after car manufacturing ends in Australia in 2017.