A vast geographical area, Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economic region and home to 44% of Sydney’s population – 10% of the population of Australia. With a projected 1.8% population growth each year over the next 20 years, Deloitte has predicted the need for 200,000 new jobs by 2020.
Areas like Parramatta, Blacktown and Campbelltown have been earmarked for substantial investment, rejuvenation and economic growth by both private business and government bodies. These areas are considered strategic locations given their centrality to large numbers of Sydney’s population, strong transport links and high potential.
Liverpool and Penrith councils are also proposing urban renewal projects and are working with investors to attract business and funding to the area.
The future of jobs in Western Sydney
Currently, it’s small and medium sized businesses that are in the driver’s seat of Western Sydney’s economy. But with considerable decentralising and consolidation projects from the NSW government across the region and large business like NAB moving into Parramatta, it’s clear that businesses of all sizes will soon be thriving in the Western Sydney region – making use of the large and increasingly skilled workforce.
Western Sydney recruitment
There has never been a better time to look for Western Sydney jobs. With major development and investment happening all across the region, huge jobs growth and major strategic plans for the area to increase economic capacity over the short to medium term, opportunities for professionals are plentiful.
With $35 billion pledged for major infrastructure projects such as Badgerys Creek airport, WestConnex, and public transport expansion over the coming years, stakeholders are investing in ensuring there are enough jobs for the projected population of the area.
The Western Sydney jobs experts
Michael Page has been operating in Western Sydney for over 20 years. We know the unique requirements of the businesses that operate in this dynamic region and the diverse workforce it employs.
As Australia’s third largest economic region, Western Sydney’s contribution to the state’s bottom line is significant. See how our Western Sydney team can help match professionals with some of the area’s best employers.
To find out more about the opportunities available in Western Sydney, speak to one of our Western Sydney recruitment specialists today.