As job opportunities increase across Australia, South Australian job vacancies continue to fall under Premier Weatherill and Labor.
According to ANZ Job Ads data released today, South Australia experienced a 2 per cent drop off in job vacancy rates in March alone, despite every other Australian State and Territory experiencing an increase in job ads over the same period.
“Premier Weatherill and Labor have delivered the worst job opportunity performance in Australia,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.
“These statistics are particularly concerning given that there are now 2,500 fewer South Australians in jobs since Labor promised to create 100,000 new jobs by 2016.
“While Premier Weatherill now tries to paint himself as listening to business, his Labor Government continues to neglect businesses and job seekers in SA.
“According to the Federal Government internet job ad index, SA job ads levels are at half the levels they were eight years ago.
“This is more evidence of weak business confidence in South Australia, which is suffering under the highest taxes in the nation, the worst performing workers’ compensation scheme in the nation and the worst small business conditions and small business confidence in the nation.
“The Weatherill Labor Government has simply failed to create an environment that encourages and supports business growth in South Australia.”