Cessnock Business e-News Monitor – Issue 88, 25 April 2017

Business by the Numbers: April 2017

Business by the Numbers Just five minutes over coffee will keep you up to date on some of the key economic indicators relevant to your business here in the Hunter Valley.   Small Business Benchmarks: The Australian Taxation Office offers an app to help you benchmark your business. Benchmarking means you can compare your business’s performance against others in the same industry. Benchmarking also allows you to track your business’s … Read More

Unemployment drops in Cessnock

Unemployment drops in Cessnock; can you be part-time unemployed? The Australian Unemployed Workers Union reports that for every job vacancy there are 11 jobseekers.  Is unemployment data distorting the view on an under-employment crisis? New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per cent in February, from 5.7 per cent in January.  Whilst the national unemployment figures are … Read More


Myth-Busting Do you remember your first job, the first time you earn't money. Remember how challenging it was? The workforce is a challenging place for school leavers. Entering the workforce can be a nerve-wracking life change.   We can all relate to the difficulty of putting ourselves out there to find our first paying job. Most of us know a young person who is finding their feet in the working world.   Jobs are … Read More

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