If you thought Geelong students were feeling sorry for themselves, you might be surprised. A group of Geelong business leaders recently found quite the opposite. Responding to a call from the GRLLEN to support young people with Virtual Employment Interview Training (VEIT) online, the interviewers found an inspired and inspiring group ready and willing to take on the challenges the future might throw at them.
We know from daily media reports how our country and our state are travelling. But what about in our own backyard? The numbers of jobs on Geelong Careers give a true and focussed indication of what is happening in our region. Yes, Covid 19 has hit us hard. In August Job numbers dropped as low as 513 per day. Industries like hospitality and tourism have been particularly affected. But is there any sign yet of recovery? What about our usually strong trending industries like health, education and construction? How are we really going?
Every day Geelong Careers shares the numbers of jobs posted on Geelong Careers together with the job of the day across our social media channels. Our aim is to inspire and inform our region with the truth. Geelong Careers’ data shows the obvious impact of Covid 19 with job numbers down 38% this past month, compared with August 2019.
Change is the one constant in our lives. It can be scary and daunting, as we like the comfort and security of predictability, of knowing what’s coming next. But change also presents opportunities for progress and for new and innovative ideas and solutions to be developed.