An Australian solar panel company is bidding up to $5,000 a week in an effort to recruit staff for a sales consultant role as skills shortages grip the nation, but many were quick to point out that the job has a snag.
The job posting, which was posted on Seek earlier this week, says sales consultants can earn between $3,500 and $5,000 a week selling solar panels.
However, after the ad went viral, many pointed out that the role is commission-only, even though all training was provided.
“This role is commission only, you must be able to support yourself and your selling ability,” the ad says.
Commission-only jobs are jobs that pay employees based on individual performance, rather than paying a fixed hourly rate or annual salary.
They are usually under a lot of pressure because there is no guarantee of a weekly income, so anyone applying must be a strong salesperson.
A job posting for a solar panel company in Townsville has gone viral after many Australians noticed it was paying up to $5ka a week, but there’s a catch as the role is commission only
Some Australians pointed out that there is a lot of money to be made in the solar panel industry
Despite the role being commission-only, some Aussies said there’s a lot of money to be made in the solar panel industry.
“I’ve worked for their competitors and know people who now work for them. $150,000 isn’t hard to make from solar energy,” one Reddit user wrote.
“I used to live with a lady who did that for a job, and she was loaded! She made a kill on order.’
Covid border closures have reduced the number of visa holders in Australia. The result is a massive labor shortage that plagues companies across the country.
Vacancies are now all-time high with 396,100 vacancies available in November, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced on Wednesday.
In the past year, advertised employment figures have increased by 56.1 percent or 142,400, making it even more difficult for employers to hire.
Intriguingly, the number of job openings in November 2021 was 74.2 percent higher than in February 2020, just before the pandemic.
Some companies are so desperate that they offer prizes and special bonuses to attract staff.
Hospitality group Solotel – which owns 24 locations, including Sydney’s Aria restaurant run by celebrity chef Matt Moran – said about 20 percent of trade was lost to staff shortages.
Many companies are struggling to find employees after the Covid borders close, resulting in higher wages for new hires
Australia’s 10 Highest Paying Jobs That Don’t Need a Degree
1. Construction Manager ($150,000 per year)
2. ‘Ethical’ Cybersecurity Hackers ($130,000 per year)
3. Maintenance Manager ($110,000 per year)
4. Commercial Pilot ($100,000 per year)
5. Realtor ($95,000 per year)
6. Farm Manager ($90,000 per year)
7. Sales Manager ($90,000 per year)
8. Gym Manager ($86,000 per year)
9. Electrician ($84,000 per year)
10. Senior Aged Care Worker ($83,000 per year
Moran told the Daily Mail Australia that the problem was the lack of workers.
‘It’s not just a matter of finding staff… it’s just that there aren’t people to be found.
“We are now at the point where we offer incentives to existing employees who bring in other people who want to work.
“But it’s so bad. It’s the worst conditions I’ve ever seen in my entire career. And until we get the visa holders back in the country, it won’t get any better.”
Sydney’s exclusive Rockpool Bar & Grill offered dishwashing workers a whopping $90 an hour for weekend nights, but still struggled to get workers in.
The owner of Bondi’s Pompei pizza restaurant George Pompei said last month that his $2,000 signing bonus was turned down by job applicants who preferred to stay on JobSeeker.
The Apollo in Potts Point is looking for a floor manager and will offer the successful applicant a cash bonus.
Meanwhile, hospitality companies The Dog’s Group and Australian Venue Co. up to $3,500 as sign up bonuses.
It is not only the catering industry that is struggling with a staff shortage.
Unskilled But Well Paid: Entry Level Mining Jobs
Truck drivers and pliers: $90,000 to $120,000 (0-12 months of experience)
Service Personnel: About $150,000 (6-12 months of experience)
Diamond drill: $150,000 to $190,000
Boggers and Charging: $160,000 to $200,000 (2-5 years)
Jumbo Operators: $200,000 to $250,000
Supervisors and Foremen: Up to $300,000
Source: Underground Training
Thousands of unskilled jobs paying up to $120,000 a year are about to become available in the mining industry.
The reopening of the Western Australian border on February 5 is expected to create another boom for entry-level mining jobs for double-vaccinated people, especially in underground freestone and iron ore mining.
Iron ore and gold mining jobs are driven by high prices and rising production.
Salaries for mining graduates in Washington rose to 27 percent in 2021, but now it looks like even unskilled workers can earn six figures from the latest mining boom.
Andrew Knight, a trainer at Underground Training, predicts new reels will be available at 120 WA sites mining everything from gold, zinc, nickel, copper, uranium and lead.
Demand for these minerals is driven by the export of components in telephones, batteries and computers.
New starters such as truck drivers and unskilled “nippers” or “gofers” (who drive people across a mining site) usually earn between $350 and $550 per day.
“An experienced lad near Kalgoorlie can earn up to $550 a day,” said Mr Knight.
That works out to between $95,000 and $120,000 per year before tax.
For those interested in mining careers, it doesn’t take long to land high paying positions, way beyond most jobs.
After about six to 12 months, many people graduate into “service crew” positions and earn up to $650 a day, which equates to a salary of $154,700.
Mr Knight estimates that about a quarter of the crews are women.
Andrew Knight, a trainer at Underground Training, predicts new reels will be available at 120 WA sites mining everything from gold, zinc, nickel, copper, uranium and lead
He said people new to mining will start out as drivers or gofers for at least six months to a year, usually two weeks in a row before having a week off.
Mr Knight points out that 12-hour, 14-day consecutive shifts are the ‘industry standard’ – which can come as a shock to people ‘going into the green’.
“The dropout rate is about three in five people if they are not trained before they start.”
“If they get to a mining site without training, it’s sinking or swimming. Many people sink.’
Mr Andrews says the hardest thing for newcomers – other than the long hours and physically demanding work – is the pressure.
“For many people, it will be the most time-focused job they will ever have.
“The mining industry measures downtime in tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour,” he said.
Unemployed Australians could be forced to work for their Centrelink benefits to solve the supply chain crisis, leaving supermarket shelves empty
The unemployed could be forced to pile supermarket shelves to help alleviate critical inventory shortages as bosses struggle to recruit low-paid workers.
“A very large number of the workforce is currently on leave because they have Covid, care for someone with Covid or are in close contact,” Senator Ruston told Sky News on Wednesday, adding food and groceries was “our number one priority.” ‘
Senator Ruston, who is also the Minister of Social Services in charge of Centrelink, said the government was working to ‘unleash’ employment for cohorts such as temporary visa holders and those on unemployment benefits for job seekers.
“Anyone who is currently on unemployment benefits and able to work, we would really like them to really actively research how they can help with these staff shortages,” she said.
“I’m sure many older Australians at this point would be happy to spend a few extra hours helping out.”