Posted November 11, 2018 01:00:51The Industrial Control System (ICS) equipment industry is in dire need of more people to ensure its survival.
Key points:The industry employs about 10,000 people, but the unemployment rate in the sector is around 10 per centThe industry relies on low-skill workers to keep it runningWhile a new wave of automation is putting an end to the old ways, it’s still a big challenge for the industryIndustry figures show a steady stream of automation has been hitting the sector hard in recent years.
According to figures from the Australian Industry Group, the industry employed about 10 in 10 of the workers who work in the industrial control systems sector in the last six months.
But that figure has fallen by more than half since the first quarter of 2018.
Key Points:While the unemployment level in the industry is around 9.4 per cent, the unemployment rates in the two previous quarters were 9.5 per cent and 9.8 per centFor the latest industry numbers, visit our industry news hub.AAP/ABC