Official unemployment figures may not look great, but there are a lot businesses still hiring in the Shoalhaven.
We've taken a look at the job posting data across the Shoalhaven to see who is looking for employees.
On Seek.com.au there were 494 jobs listed within 25km of Nowra and 246 jobs advertised within 50 km of Ulladulla.
Of those in Nowra the most popular job categories included medical and healthcare with 95 jobs, 75 jobs in trades and services, 50 in hospitality and tourism, 45 in community service and development and 42 in government and defence. For Ulladulla the order was almost the same.
On Thursday, October 15 the Bureau of Statistics released its labour force data showing unemployment in September rose by 0.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent. Although, at the same time, monthly hours worked increased by 9 million hours.
Chance Hanlon from Hanlon Windows said it had been extremely difficult to find employees to fill vacancies.
"We're looking for another truck driver and a couple of people for the factory," he said.
"When COVID started we got extremely busy - all the way through COVID it has been very difficult to employ people and try to get people to turn up for interviews."
Searching through the job listing for Nowra and Ulladulla there were some noticeable tends. There were a lot of jobs in hospitality across the Shoalhaven, lots of businesses were hiring in Berry and there were a number of positions available at Shoalhaven City Council.
One job offering in the region that stands out is with the Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group. It is looking for 30 hospitality professionals, front and back of house, for a new food and beverage offering located at Worrigee.
See some of the jobs around the Shoalhaven listed in the past two days (Wednesday and Thursday):
- Technical Support Officer at Shoalhaven City Council
- Administrative Clerk at Harvey Norman
- Landscape Tradesman / horticulturist at Broughton Landscapes in Berry
- Chef/Cook at Nutmeg Cafe in Huskisson
- Casual Bar/Relief Supervisor at Nowra Bowling & Recreation Club
- Nurse Unit Manager at Nowra Private Hospital
- Traineeship at Swan in Milton
- Chef at The Deli on Kinghorne
- Casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder in Culburra Beach
- Senior Hairdresser part-time at Ghem Hairworks Berry
- Store manage Spotlight Nowra
- Football Coach Southern Branch
- Qualified Pastry Chef at Milkwood Creations Berry
- Independent Support Coordinator at Wellspace Australia in Nowra
- Jervis Bay Pavilion - Bar/Waitstaff/Barista/Cleaners at Bartlett & Associates in Huskisson
- Water / Wastewater Attendant at Shoalhaven City Council
- Cleaner - Shoalhaven at Spotless
- Mechanic at Murphys Tyrepower Nowra
- Logistics Officer at Shoalhaven City Council
- Pathology Collector casual at Southern IML Pathology Nowra
- Assistance Principle at Nowra East Public School
- Fishing Crew in Ulladulla
- Bar & Waitstaff - Casual at Bannisters Hotels
- Coles Supermarket Team Member - Vincentia
- Relief Motel Manager at CPS Global Mollymook