Guest contributor: Will James, National Careers Manager, Kaplan Business School.
Last updated: 18 March, 2021
There is no doubt that COVID-19 will continue to have an impact on the Australian economy.
Many of our students working as casual employees were unfortunately faced with losing their jobs or had their hours cut.
To help our students, the Careers Central team at Kaplan Business School have put together a list of casual jobs currently in high demand and freelance websites that can help you maintain an income online:
Although many businesses were hit hard by this crisis, other industries are experiencing increasing demands and ramping up casual recruitment drives to serve more customers.
It’s well noted, for example, that lockdown restrictions led to an increase in online shopping, which has in turn contributed to a growing need for road transport roles to deliver more parcels to people’s homes. This includes companies like Aramax Australia who are currently looking to hire 300 new courier franchisees.
New Seek research shows a recent growth in job ads across certain sectors including ‘Hospitality & Tourism’ (46%), Retail & Consumer (33%), Call Centre & Customer Service (9%), and Admin & Office Support (9%).
It’s also worth checking out the Jobs Hub website created by the Government during the height of the pandemic, which lists vacancies across several industries that are currently looking to hire in Australia. This includes roles in supermarkets, administration, manufacturing, agriculture, health and aged care, transport and logistics.
With more students online than ever before, you can tutor students in a range of topics, from academic subjects to providing lessons on a foreign language. You can register and apply to become a tutor in the subject area of your choice through sites like LearnMate.