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Businesses urged to stop hiding job vacancies

No, seriously, don't listen to the facts. You could have a job. You're just lazy. Now be quiet while I raise the rent on my third investment property.
No, seriously, don't listen to the facts. You could have a job. You're just lazy. Now be quiet while I raise the rent on my third investment property. Ben Goode

BUSINESSES have been urged to make the public aware of any job vacancies they may have.

With a widening gap between the 763,600 unemployed and 134,600 declared private sector job vacancies, the Queensland Institute is urging businesses to stop keeping vacancies a secret.

"We all know that the jobs are out there if unemployed people really want them," Queensland Institute Economist Frank Apraysal told Frisky Business.

"While it's good to ensure the unemployed have got to put in the effort to gain a job, deliberately hiding vacancies may be hurting the economy.

"Compiling and distributing resumes as a long-term skill isn't the boon to a career that it used to be."

"We all know that the jobs are out there if unemployed people really want them,"

Borderline Bean Cafe owner Christine Church expressed skepticism at the proposal.

"I don't like the idea of people just walking into jobs," she said.

"If staff can easily move from job to job then wages will go up and I just can't afford that.

"More needs to be done to protect the market from competition."

Staff Hiring And Recruitment Technologies CEO Sean Sacks offered his new ResuTracker software as a solution.

"We've built a database of employers who submit details of who's applied to them for jobs," he said.

"We can track how many applications an unemployed person has made.

"ResuTracker ensures they're not employed until they'll accept a sufficiently 'affordable' wage."

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