News - 4 November 2020

Normalising the “new normal”: Australian labour market post- pandemic recovery

When the first wave of coronavirus swept across the world no one could have imagined the impact it would have on every single industry. While some industries managed to adapt and thrive, others were unable to do so.

As we enter November, the Coronavirus impact is clear for all to see, especially on the construction industry. What is considered to be the backbone of the Australian economy, jobs in this industry that heavily rely on labour have hit a new low and have left many people out of work.

In April, Prime Minister Scott Morrison classified construction as an essential service. The sector has also been declared vital to the economy and jobs and will continue to contribute towards the economic revival of Australia.

Bouncing back post pandemic – Government support & the pathway forward

The good news is that as restrictions are being lifted, businesses are bouncing back and potentially looking to expand their workforce once again. This is particularly prevalent in the hospitality industry with restaurants, bars and pubs being allowed to re-open and trying to return to business as usual. The construction and manufacturing industry is yet another one that is starting to bounce back.

The Australian Government is assisting with ways to support the economy by encouraging investment and delivering a $17.6 billion economic support package. In a move that will see cash grants provided for home renovations, this is sure to help out some struggling labour dependant sectors to revive employment.

Furthermore, The NSW Government recently initiated a program to assist domestic manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The program provides with a $5 million grants scheme to produce reliable and domestic supply of products that are critical in the response to COVID-19. The products include masks, gowns, handwash, disinfectant and more.

As for Sydney and the New South Wales (NSW) the number of new coronavirus cases in surrounding area have significantly reduced. With the opening up of business again, it seems likely that the labour market will see an increase in demand which means hiring will increase over the next couple of months.

Struggling to hire skilled staff? We’ve got you covered!

At DSC, we understand the struggles of finding suitably trained and experienced staff, which is why we aim to supply casual workers at short notice and at reasonable rates. 

Amidst these uncertain times our team of expert recruitment consultants are constantly working to make sure we can provide for all your temporary or permeant staffing needs. With a large database of vetted candidates across various sectors including construction, manufacturing, industrial, landscaping, transport and warehousing, we are able to provide you and your business with experienced staff to help your business recover post pandemic.

Whether you are in the construction, manufacturing, industrial, landscaping, transport or warehousing we understand the specific challenges faced by your business. Our staffing solutions are designed to ensure that we find staff that is a right fit for the job and your organisation’s work culture. Get in touch with us today to get a quote or to enquire our temp-to-perm option that allows you to hire staff at reduced cost.

News - 1 April 2020

An Important Message From DSC – COVID-19 Update

DSC employees have completed COVID-19 Infection Control Training and are aware of following all protocols, guidelines and implementing the advice provided to us by the Health Department to assist in containing the virus.

News - 15 November 2019

Providing Solutions In Uncertain Times

News - 4 July 2019

Annual Wage Review 2019

With the financial year coming to a close, we at DSC wish to highlight the Annual Wage Review for 2019 and how it applies for both employers & employees.

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down its 10th Annual Wage Review. This year the national increase is 3% and applies to all Modern Award pay rates.

The minimum hourly rate for a full-time adult is now $19.49 ($740.80 per week) and casual employment is a minimum of $24.36. If you employ under any modern award and pay the award rate, you are required to pass on this increase to your employees. If you are already paying above the award and the pay rate is less than what you are currently paying, it is at your discretion if you pass on any increase.

The increased pay rates are effective from the first full pay period after the 1st of July 2019. If you run a Tuesday to Monday payroll the new pay rates will come into effect from the 2nd of July 2019. 

At DSC we are proud to say that not only do we genuinely care about all of our clients and employees, we also pay all our employees in accordance with the Award.

Feel free to Contact Us to have a chat about this or enquire by clicking Here!

News - 10 January 2019

Permanent Placements

At DSC we specialise in supplying the best employee's for the long term. Our 40 years' in recruitment & in-depth industry knowledge make us the go to for permanent placements across all industries.

News - 12 April 2018

Qualities Every Construction Labourer Should Possess



Construction work is a high risk job that requires skill, attentiveness and in-depth knowledge. Although it can be a physically demanding job, construction work comes with plenty of rewards, namely satisfaction in a job well done. Find out what skills add up to a high quality construction worker.