Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sydney IT&T Market Update: February 2010

In the Sydney market we have witnessed a marked increase in demand for IT skills across both the permanent and contract sectors. Permanent roles in January 2010 have increased by 32 percent over January 2009, while contract roles have risen by 20 percent against the same period.

The strongest demand is in the Banking sector, with major core modernisation and integration projects in full swing. Over the coming months we expect the Telecommunications sector to also experience strong demand as the NBN progresses.
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Healthy demand for workers

Appeared in: The Sydney Morning Herald
Author: Megan Johnston
Date: Saturday, the 13th of February 2010

Ask recruiters about skills shortages in recent months and you won’t get a straight answer. While many industries fared well over the past year and snapped up top talent, some employees believe the economic slowdown temporarily reduced demand for staff, masking an underlying skills shortage that will soon return.
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Accor Hotels joins the Peoplebank Contractor Benefits Programme!

Peoplebank PAYG contractors can now enjoy discounted hotel accomodation with Accor.

Accor is the global leader in hotels & tourism, operating in nearly 100 countries. With more than 4,000 hotels worldwide, covering all segments from economy to upscale, Accor specialises in providing tailored accommodation and services to offer the most comprehensive choice of styles and locations around the world.
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Want it all? And want it now? – Choosing a management company

By Sarah Smith

Choosing a management company that gives you what you want and when you want it, can be a hazardous chore. There are so many management companies touting for your business, with special offers and competitive fees. This can often add to the confusion of what management company would best suit you.

In today’s market, many management companies offer a wide range of services that appeal to most contractors; flat fees, salary packaging/sacrifices, superannuation, payroll, LAFHA, payroll, payroll summaries, the bonus of payroll tax exemption, to name but a few of the benefits on offer. ‘Offer’ being the imperative word here. The company you choose needs to be able to follow through on the ‘offers’ they advertise. To the inexperienced contractor, most management companies appear to offer the same services and similar fees. How do you sort out the reputable companies from the sharks?
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New discounted IT training programme for Peoplebank contractors

Today, Peoplebank announced an exciting new National Discounted Contractor Training Programme to help our contractors get ahead in their careers.

At Peoplebank, we are committed to looking after our contractor’s complete development needs. Which is why we are proud to announce that we have partnered with Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS), Australia’s largest provider of IT Technical, Process and People training programs to give our contractors access to a broad range of IT&T courses, at significantly discounted rates!
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