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Con Kittos shares expert opinion with the Australian Financial Review

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Recently, Asuria Executive Chairman, Con Kittos, was featured in the Australian Financial Review to share his expert opinion on Western Sydney's booming job market. 

Con's contribution to the Australian Financial Review article, Lifestyle trumps commute in new- found corporate heartland, can be found below, or to read the full article, click here. 

Chairman and CEO of employment firm Asuria, Con Kittos, describes western Sydney as one of the most vibrant job markets in the country.

"The preference is for everyone to work closer to home than ever before and the opportunities to live and work in western Sydney are greater than they've ever been," Kittos says.

The candidate shortage is so severe that it's stifling corporate growth opportunities.

A skills gap exists across high-value sectors, including construction, advanced manufacturing, scientific and technical services, health care and tertiary education, Kittos says.

There's a high level of unmet demand in growth employment areas. Very desperate employers can't get people responding to high-value and entry-level jobs," he says.

But money talks, and corporate salaries have ballooned in the last year or two.

And while salaries have backed off a little, the war on talent results in substantial counter-offers being put on the table for key roles, Johnston says.

"One placement we did see the candidate literally double their salary and they were already on $250,000," he says.

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