As you are probably aware, Perth is currently experiencing rapid growth in various industries, resulting in an increased demand for skilled workers. Consequently, Perth’s job market has become more competitive, with skill shortages across the board.

In this blog, we are going to dice into the top 5 most in-demand roles in Perth based on the Internet vacancy index by the Australian Government for February and March 2023. Additionally, We’ll also explore how AI automation can help transform the recruitment process for these in-demand roles.

What are the top 5 most in-demand roles in Perth?

1. General Clerks

General clerks perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks including answering telephone calls and filing records. It is estimated that there is a 12.9% future growth for general clerks in Australia.

2. Sales Assistants (general)

In March this year, Sales assistants (general) were the second most in-demand role in WA. Sales assistants (general) sell goods and services in retail and wholesale establishments. Over Australia, there is a future growth rate of 1.7%.

3. Metal Fitters and Machinists

Metal Fitters and Machinists assemble metal parts, set up machines, and shape metal stock using machining tools and production machines. Perth – Southeast is the second-largest region in Australia for metal fitters and machinists. Additionally, there is an expected 2.2% future growth within Australia.

4. Motor Mechanics

Motor Mechanics service, fix, and assess internal combustion engines and vehicle mechanical parts. Interestingly the future growth of motor mechanics is expected to drop by -0.7%. However, motor mechanics were the fourth most in-demand roles in WA for the past two months.

5. Registered Nurses

Registered nurses care for patients in hospitals, aged care, and other healthcare facilities. The demand for registered nurses is expected to grow by 13.9% Australia-wide. Reports suggest Perth – Southeast has the highest share of registered nurses in Australia.

How can AI recruitment help in-demand roles?

Thinking about bringing AI into your recruitment process? It could be a game-changer, especially when it comes to finding the right people for high-demand roles. We all understand that there is a skill shortage, which is affecting different industries.

Although Motor mechanics is estimated to drop by -0.7%, they are still the fourth most in-demand role in Perth. With the increasing demand and projected growth for the other four roles, AI automation can help. Let’s have a look at how AI in recruitment can help!

Speed to hire

With large competition in securing qualified candidates at speed, it is important to speed up the hiring process. This is where recruitment AI comes into play. This unique technology can quickly sift through resumes, cover letters, and online professional profiles to help identify top talent at lightning-fast speed.

Efficient Candidate Matching

Bigger organisations have the advantage of using their existing databases. Using AI automation can help increase efficient candidate matching. This is done by comparing the skills, qualifications, and experience of candidates against job requirements. This will help recruiters quickly identify qualified candidates with speed!

Talent Rediscovery

Usually, companies have pools of previous applicants or candidates that were not selected for a particular role. With AI automation, these companies can dig into the pool of applicants and find qualified candidates for both current and future roles. This is a win-win situation as it speeds up the hiring process but also keeps good employees around longer. So, instead of starting from the beginning every time, they can tap into their own talent pools saving both time and effort.


Using AI automation can help optimise your recruitment efforts, even with the current skill shortages. As Perth’s job markets evolve and more candidates come forward, embracing ai automation in the recruitment process will help give your company a real competitive advantage.

By leveraging AI in recruitment, Perth employers can build high-performing teams, drive innovation and gain the benefits of speed to hire, efficient candidate matching and talent rediscovery.

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