The gender gap persists in more areas other than pay, such as the number of hours worked, highlights QCOSS.
Flexible working arrangements are also encouraged so that vaccine appointments can be scheduled for about 400,000 workers employed by the state.
The federal government is testing new approaches to design qualifications and training that meet the skills needed for a job in the digital sector.
Major employer groups have called for revived powers to reduce workers’ hours, stand staff down and direct people to take annual leave.
However, underemployment crept up by 0.5% to 7.9% as the economy responded to lockdowns in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
The New South Wales (NSW) and federal governments have announced a financial assistance package to keep businesses afloat.
Both men and women are less likely to leave their jobs for family reasons, as they juggled more childcare with work from home commitments.
Consultation for the trial programme will open this month, and the scheme is slated to start in early 2022.
Large businesses in the private sector are encouraged to come on board to speed up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Under the proposal, large employers would be able to act as vaccine hubs, granted indemnity to vaccinate staff and collect employees’ vaccination records.
Beginning July 1, public sector workers will have access to 14 weeks of paid parental leave in the state of New South Wales.
The Skills Priority List, which provides a future demand rating for occupations nationwide, will be used to enact relevant employment policies.
They also called on the Australian government to provide such leave to casual and contract workers.
Out of the 592,000 Australians who lost their employment in April 2020, 38% were aged between 15 and 24.
According to a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27% of businesses have difficulty in finding suitable staff.
The Australian central bank is committed to maintaining a monetary policy that will support the country’s employment and inflation goals.
All New South Wales (NSW) public-sector workers will be entitled to five days of paid leave if they suffer a miscarriage of a child.
The number of employed women rose by 69,000, while the number of employed men increased by 46,000.
The Fair Wage Commission (FWC) has raised the minimum wage and related award minimum wages by 2.5%.
In place of higher wages, companies are instead offering one-off bonuses and flexible working arrangements, says the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Business owners can now make use of a new online tool developed by the government to hire their first employee, potentially preventing costly mistakes.
Over the period, payroll jobs showed the largest increase in Queensland and the Northern Territory, each rising by 0.6% and 0.5% respectively.
While these job losses are linked to the end of its wage subsidy, more people are beginning to find jobs, says the treasury secretary.
Official figures also show an improvement in youth unemployment, which is now better than at the start of the pandemic.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has scrapped the A$450 (US$354) a month threshold to pay mandatory super in the 2021 federal budget.
JobTrainer was designed for 17 to 24-year-olds and the unemployed, and was initially slated to expire in September.
The announcement comes ahead of its Federal budget on May 11, and includes measures to support skills and investments in the digital workforce.
Larger businesses were twice as likely to have introduced remote working arrangements in response to COVID-19 as compared to smaller firms.
The current annual cap of A$10,560 per child will be removed, and instead increased to a maximum of 95% for families with two or more children.
Since end-2020, the number of Australians relying on unemployment benefits has fallen by 13% as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.