Work ahead for WA economy as it seeks to grow post COVID 19

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting global trends have the potential to accelerate and generate long-term structural change in the WA economy.

Committee for Perth’s latest FACTBase Bulletin Future of Work: The Transformation of Jobs in Western Australia and Greater Perth warns of the potential for a skills shortage and increased unemployment should government and industry not develop a strong understanding of the domestic and global drivers impacting the structural composition of the WA economy.

Committee for Perth CEO Marion Fulker said understanding these drivers would provide opportunities for a coordinated and proactive response to maintain positive job growth in the short to medium term.

“Researchers have highlighted the potential for the acceleration of trends towards e-commerce and automation along with a growth in the health sector as a result of the pandemic,” Mrs Fulker said.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.