Scone has a very low unemployment rate of 3%, and a high demand for degree-qualified candidates to fill senior executive roles and a need for more professional services talent such as IT, HR, and accounting in addition to the technical roles.
Whilst the equine industry brings long term stability and plentiful job opportunities, there are other significant industries offering employment in the town. Meat processing, education, local government, health and aged care are all significant local employers.
The Scone Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc represents the business community in Scone offering regular networking events, access to training, and more. It’s a great way to meet people in other local businesses. The Chamber has been a finalist in the Hunter Business awards for the last three years, winning best Local Chamber in 2015.
Many people take advantage of the convenient proximity and walk to work. Working from home is also a convenient and cost effective option.
WALK TO WORK
WORK FROM HOME
Major Employment industries
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016