The election might not have resulted in a change of government, but it triggered a change in fortunes for Launceston's employment market.
Launceston temporary labour hire business Aus Labour & Recruitment has recruited almost 60 labourers to keep up with demand in multiple industries.
Aus Labour business development manager Jason Reed said the spike in the need for labour coincided with the federal election.
"I think people were waiting for an outcome [in the election]," Mr Reed said.
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"Business confidence is high and there is significant growth in the local employment market.
"We've put on close to 60 casuals in three weeks and they're working 30+ hours per week, which is really good for this time of year," he said.
Mr Reed has recently returned to Launceston after working in a fly-in, fly-out role, taking up the opportunity at Aus Labour as Launceston's worker needs grew.
"We have three people in the Launceston office, but 12 months ago nobody was here," he said.
One of Aus Labour's clients is Pro-Scaff, with the business supplying ad hoc labour as needed.
Pro-Scaff co-owner Andrew Philpott said he used about 16 labourers each day to help with scaffolding, labouring and crane operation on construction and industrial jobs like Launceston General Hospital, C. H. Smith building, Door of Hope and Bell Bay Aluminium.
These workers supplement Pro-Scaff's existing team of 10 full-time and casual staff.
"If we didn't have access to labour and had to find these people ourselves, it would make our life difficult," Mr Philpott said.
"We make a phone call and they're available the next morning. We can't afford to have them all on our books."
Aus Labour works with jobseeking agencies and also recruits online for its labour force, offering employment in differing roles including construction labourers, automotive parts interpreters and in FMCG warehousing.
"One day they're on a construction site, the next elsewhere. Once they have that experience they often transition into a full-time job," Mr Reed said.
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