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Australia's CEOs are more optimistic about general business conditions in 2016 than at any time in the past three years, according to the latest Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) National CEO Survey Business Prospects in 2016 - Cautious New Hope.
“The Australian Industry Group today released its response to the final report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.
The release today of a new index of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programs being run across the country provides an important resource for schools with a focus on improving students STEM skills before they enter the workforce.
A new report "Tackling Foundation Skills in the Workforce" released today by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) highlights the impact low levels of workforce literacy and numeracy skills are having on the workforce with 93 per cent of surveyed employers identifying this as negatively impacting their business.
After four months of expansion, the national construction industry ended 2015 in negative territory with the Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index® (Australian PCI®) dropping 3.9 points to 46.8 points in December (readings below 50 points indicate contraction, with the distance from 50 points indicating the strength of the contraction).