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Employment and jobs

Find out how to get a job, what training and support you can access and what your pay, entitlements and rights are when you are employed.

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

There are important updates about COVID-19 (coronavirus) for NSW businesses, workplaces and staff.

Read information for businesses and employees

Getting your first job

This is a guide for people in NSW who want to start their first job. It includes information about looking for work, learning new skills and what to do when you get your first job.

Starting a new career

This is a guide for people in NSW who are thinking about changing their career. It provides information about different career paths, training options how to get financial support.

Returning to work after having a child

This is a guide for people in NSW who want to return to work after having a child. It gives information about organising childcare, looking for work and negotiating flexible work.

Find a seasonal job

If you are looking for employment opportunities, now is a great time to consider agriculture and farm work. Learning how food is produced and harvested is an exciting regional experience.
Apple picking in orchard

Find a job

Search for careers and find out what skills you'll need. Learn how to write your job application and resume and prepare for job interviews.

Employee and jobseeker resources

Employment opportunities and what to do if your work situation changes.

If your job has been affected by COVID-19

A step-by-step guide to help you if you've lost your job or your hours at work have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you lose your job

Information on your rights at work, ways to upskill and retrain, where to search for work, as well as getting help with costs and other support services.

Rights, entitlements and pay

Understand your pay, leave entitlements and tax. Find out about workers compensation, returning to work after having a child or moving to NSW for work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employment services

Find employment, training or job seeker support services.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Earn while you study by becoming an apprentice or trainee. There are government-subsidised courses and financial support to help apprentices through training.

Work experience

Gain experience in the workplace and try new careers through volunteering and work experience.

Moving to NSW

Find out about working in NSW, visas and migration and what skills are in demand.

Find your next role in the public sector

If you want your career to grow you — and to be more than turning a profit for an organisation — then you’ll find the career you’re looking for with us. The work you do for NSW will contribute to improving the lives of this generation and generations to come.

We are over 300,000 dedicated people who share the same values — making a difference, giving back and responding to the future.

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