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Tradies back in demand according to ServiceSeeking report

- June 1, 2020 2 MIN READ
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Following an April slump which left the sector reeling, ServiceSeeking.com.au has announced demand for tradies has increased by 27.5 per cent, to return to preCOVID-19 levels.

Jeremy Levitt, co-founder of the ‘find-a-tradie’ website ServiceSeeking.com.au said when coupled with the government’s planned Trade Rescue package, the results bode well for the recovery of the industry. Levitt even goes so far as to suggest tradies could help lead Australia’s economic recovery.

“May’s result is a complete shock, with a huge surge in demand for tradies versus the prior month. Coupled with Scott Morrison’s proposed $4 billion tradie rescue package, we are hopeful that demand for Australia’s tradies inspires a V-shaped recovery in the Australian economy.

“Encouraging homeowners to make changes to their properties and provide tradesmen with immediate work is an obvious way to get large swathes of the domestic economy back to work and money flowing again,” Levitt said.

ServiceSeeking’s data shows some tradesman have seen a massive spike in works in the past month with those in the flooring and paving trades experiencing a massive change in the number of callouts.

Levitt expects the trend to continue once the government’s rescue package kicks off.

“We are big supporters of the proposed $4 billion trade rescue package and websites like ServiceSeeking.com.au will be key to ensure that consumers get the best price possible when hiring tradies to build or renovate their homes.”

You can check out the ServiceSeeking job data to see which trades are booming, below.

CategoryJobs (Change %)
Flooring227.52%
Paving110.46%
Asbestos Removals76.73%
Fencing62.05%
Roofing45.65%
House Cleaning37.56%
Home Handiwork35.14%
Electrical Services23.35%
Carpentry20.61%
Plumbing18.10%
Plastering17.80%
Rubbish Removals16.93%
Furniture Removals8.08%
Concreting6.84%
Air Conditioning & Heating6.47%
Renovation6.21%
Architects2.00%
House Painting-0.53%
Tiling-3.10%
Gardening-8.66%
Extermination-57.15%

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