Hunter languishes in employment 'twilight zone' as job vacancies rise, labour force shrinks

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
November 18 2021 - 6:00pm
STACKING UP: Job vacancies for machinery operators and drivers are at record levels in the Hunter.

The Hunter's employment market remains in a COVID-induced "twilight zone" as the labour force shrinks at the same time as job vacancies rise.

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad
Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

Get the latest Newcastle news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.