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Council Hiring is Recovering – Now is the Time to Consider a Career in Local Government It’s no secret that recruitment has ground to a halt over the past few months as countries and governments have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with lock-downs and stay-at-home orders. Lives have been permanently disrupted and local government hiring mostly screeched to a halt. As Australia navigates its way out of this public health and economic crisis, we’re starting to see good signs of recovery in the Council job market. As you can see in the chart below, the number of vacancies in Local Government Australia-wide fell of a cliff in April as stay-at-home policies took full effect. Since mid-April, we’ve been following a slow but steady recovery. As of July 1st, the number of nationwide vacancies is up to 80% of its pre-pandemic average. With the Federal Government recently announcing $1.8 billion in Local Government funding for infrastructure projects, we’re optimistic about the future in lo