Published 26 September 2018

It’s good news on the jobs front in the City of Tea Tree Gully, with unemployment rates decreasing.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, unemployment dropped for a seventh consecutive quarter in March 2018, sitting at 3.5%. 

The data shows 1,938 people are unemployed – the lowest since the December 2012 quarter.

Jobs growth is expected to continue as IT company Datacom completes recruitment of 400 full-time equivalent employees at its newly opened base in Modbury.  

In addition, Helping Hand’s residential aged care home will open in Golden Grove in early 2019 with 100 new positions.  

Jobs creation will continue with the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza redevelopment playing a strong role in the local community, according to Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Centre Manager Lachlan Monfries. 

“We believe the current development will benefit the entire region, from creating a vibrant space for family and friends to come together, to providing more than 650 jobs to the area during construction and in retail on completion,” he said.

The unemployment rate of 3.5% in the City of Tea Tree Gully is significantly lower than the state average of 5.9% .