A large survey of Australian businesses conducted by the National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research reveals some interesting findings about the significant ways in which employment patterns have changed in the last 20 years.
They found that since 1992:
There has been a significant shift away from full-time, permanent jobs, particularly for men:
- Only 20% of all new jobs were for men employed full-time on a permanent basis
- Growth in permanent jobs had been concentrated among individuals aged 45-59
- Labour hire has been growing rapidly and now comprises over 3% of all employment