A new survey from Manpower Employment indicates that 35 per cent of Northern Territory companies expect to increase hiring. Only 11 per cent plan a decrease in the number of staff taken on.
As a large proportion of the Territory workforce is transient, so employers are consistently looking to take on new workers, says the employment company.
One of the biggest concerns facing Northern Territory employers at present is retention, it claims.
The large oil and gas projects starting up in the Territory over the next few months should help to prevent an exodus of skilled trade workers. The projects will require thousands of workers in the construction phase alone .
Unemployment in the Northern Territory rose slightly last month, but is still only a little above 3 per cent - a level that experts consider to be, in effect, full employment.
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