National jobseeker website ranks Shepparton second worst city in country to find a job.By Estelle Griepink
Shepparton is the second worst Australian city to find a job, according to research from a nationwide job search website.
According to data compiled from Adzuna.com.au there are 22.7 applicants per job in Shepparton.
That’s compared to the statewide average of just three jobseekers per vacancy.
Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunter said Shepparton people were up against difficult odds compared to the rest of the country.
‘‘Inland towns in Victoria are among the most competitive in Australia, towns like Bendigo and Shepparton have over 20 candidates applying for every job,’’ Mr Hunter said.
‘‘Average salaries in a number of cities are also falling.’’
CVGT Australia Shepparton branch manager Vaughan Adams agreed the city’s job market had become ‘‘super competitive’’.
‘‘I wouldn’t say the situation now is any worse than 12 months ago, but it’s certainly tougher out there than it was 15 years ago,’’ Mr Adams said.
‘‘There’s a lot of people who have come out of long-term employment due to things such as well-known redundancies and they’re being surprised at how different and challenging it is.’’
Victoria’s unemployment rate stands at 5.6 per cent, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday.
It means more than 165
Greater Shepparton City Council data says the region’s unemployment rate is 5.7 per cent.
Yet Mr Adams was positive employment opportunties remained for persistent jobseekers.
‘‘There are jobs out there and we’ve got people finding work everyday,’’ he said.
‘‘I’m not suggesting it’s easy, but there are certainly vacancies. You can get a lot of ‘no’s’, but for every no, you’re one step closer to a ‘yes’.’’
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