Australia’s civil construction industry has been pegged as one of the booming sectors for work this year, along with mining, resources, and Information Technology (IT). Specific skilled trades – such as carpenters, bricklayers, electricians and engineers – will likely remain in demand throughout the year, according to forecasts.

A representative from Launch Recruitment says the most sought-after industries for hires this year will be communications, energy and power, engineering and mining, IT and telecommunications.

Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

July 14, 2020, 11:21 AM AEST