The Australian government has announced that it will replace its job advertisement service in July.

Key Points:

  • Beginning July 1, Workforce Australia Online will replace JobActive as Australia’s official job advertisement service.
  • Employers who need to advertise positions to meet labor market testing requirements will be required advertise positions through Workforce Australia Online.
  • Australian authorities are expected to provide legislation on advertisement requirements with respect to the new job advertisement platform in the near future.

Additional Information: Currently, employers are required to advertise a position on the JobActive website and at least two other recruitment websites to satisfy labor market testing requirements.

BAL Analysis: Employers who are conducting labor market tests from now until July 2022 should ensure they monitor legislative changes. Failure to satisfy labor market testing requirements may result in an application denial.

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