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Job Site Goes National As Care & Disability Sector Defies Trend With Thousands Of New Jobs

In sharp contrast to the overall job market, which according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows the number of job vacancies in November at its lowest in 30 months, there are abundant opportunities in the disability and community care sector.

The increasing demands of an ageing population and a rise in the numbers of individuals accessing disability services are driving a jobs boom in the disability and community care workforce, with thousands of new workers needed across the country in the next five years.

Mike Field, Project Manager, Workforce Recruitment at National Disability Services (NDS) today announced that NDS’s award-winning carecareers web site www.carecareers.com.au will for the first time be making its services available Australia wide. Part of an initiative aimed at promoting the benefits of a career in the sector, the carecareers jobs board has helped thousands of people in NSW to find work.

From 11 February jobseekers and employers in Victoria, Western Australian and the ACT will be able to take advantage of the service, as will jobseekers and employers in Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania from 25 February.

“There has never been a better time to explore a career in the disability and community care sector. Employment is booming, with some estimates that the workforce in the disability sector could double with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, due to be phased in by 2018,” Mr Field said.

“The sector offers a broad range of career choices, from speech pathologists and occupational therapists to drivers, gardeners and IT professionals. Students and young people, return-to-work parents and career changers will play a vital role in filling job vacancies and providing high-quality support services in the future.”

“A career with a disability or community care provider offers not only a rewarding career, but job security, flexibility and good opportunities for training and career advancement” advised Mr Field.

Potential candidates can go online at www.carecareers.com.au and take a quick picture-based quiz to find out what type of job in the sector would suit them best.

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Exec-Appointments, one of the most successful online recruitment sites for executive jobs, has been shortlisted for the 2008 Recruiter Awards for Excellence

Exec-Appointments has been nominated in the Best Job Board category at the 2008 Recruiter Awards for Excellence. Exec-Appointments, which was acquired by the Financial Times in November 2007, recently achieved 200,000 registered executives on its website. It also has over 10,000 MBAs who are members of MBA-Direct.com. Exec-Appointments has a strong brand, recognised internationally by both clients and candidates alike.

Exec-Appointments which focuses on high-earning executive jobs, has a major presence in online recruitment. It has a successful core product – which focuses on senior management jobs and boasts the highest proportion of C-suite, director and senior manager visitors and highest average income visitors to any UK online job site – and two specialist products targeting MBAs and Non-Executive Directors.

Betty Thayer, Chief Executive of Exec-Appointments said, “I am delighted that Exec-Appointments has been short listed for these awards, recognition of a highly successful year for the company.”

The nomination comes less than six months after the company was bought by the Financial Times. The change in ownership has increased the exposure of Exec-Appointments vacancies, with the job board gaining direct access to the FT.com network where jobs are listed next to articles and analysis on the Financial Times website.

About Exec Appointments
Exec-appointments.com is owned by the Financial Times company and is the leading, award winning online site for executive jobs, including permanent, interim, contract, non-executive and senior voluntary positions in the UK and abroad. Launched in response to demand for a high quality, online recruitment advertising service, exec-appointments.com has formed a number of important associations and conducted research on the role and attitudes of non-executive directors. Exec Appointments established The Non Executive Director, the major Europe-wide source of information and comment on non-executive directors, which is produced in association with Ernst & Young. It also runs MBA-Direct, a global leader for MBA jobs, providing a professional online service for MBA students, alumni, executive recruiters and the world’s leading business schools. The company was founded by
Betty Thayer (CEO), an advocate for Women in Business and former Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Think London. The company headquarters are situated in Bath, a World Heritage Site in Somerset.

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