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Qantas Airways Ltd Chief Executive Alan Joyce reacts after arriving at the company's annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney, Australia, October 21, 2016. Reuters/David Gray

Employment firm Randstad named Qantas as Australia’s most attractive company for those looking for a job. The nation’s flag carrier airline has outshined the ABC and the Victorian government in the said category.

Qantas, which edged out 2016’s winner Virgin Australia, was recognised for its “innovation with technology, financial health and strong reputation.” These categories obtained high ratings from customers aged between 18 to 24 and 45 to 65.

The awarding covers 150 of the country’s largest employers based on workforce size. It is also based on a survey of 7795 potential job seekers.

Randstad names aviation as the most attractive sector. It has been the case for the past four years as it remains financially stable and maintains its reputation and travel opportunities.

Frank Ribuot, the chief executive of Randstad, said it was no surprise that aviation remains to be the most attractive sector because Australians love to travel and working for an airline offers the opportunity to see the world while offering financial compensation and real opportunities for career advancement.

Work-life balance

Meanwhile, it is revealed that the main consideration for job seekers is work-life balance, something that not all employers are able to offer according to Ribuot. Job seekers are also looking into job security, a pleasant work atmosphere and career progression.

“Unfortunately, employers aren’t always offering enough balance, which creates a gap between what employees are seeking and what employers are actually offering,” quotes Ribuot. He said employers that are able to acknowledge and bridge the gap are the ones that appeal to job seekers and retain the best talent.

The Victorian government secures the second spot for Australia’s most attractive employer, thanks to its job security, financial health and opportunities for career progression. The ABC is doing well when it comes to maintaining its reputation, innovation with latest technologies and providing a challenging workplace. Below is the complete list of the nation’s most attractive employers according to Randstad.

1. Qantas

2. Victorian Government

3. ABC

4. Virgin Australia

5. GHD

6. Monadelphous

7. National Disability Insurance Agency

8. Department of Immigration & Border Protection

9. Schneider Electric

10. Queensland Government

11. KPMG

12. Department of Health

13. PwC

14. Seven West Media

15. Holcim Australia

16. NSW Government

17. Coca-Cola Amatil

18. Macmahon

19. Wesfarmers

20. Super Retail Group

21. Foxtel

22. Campbell Arnotts

23. JBS Australia

24. WorleyParsons

25. Nestle

In other Qantas news, Perth Now reports the company’s announcement of Perth-London fares. Customers who want to travel through the airline’s first direct flight between Perth and London will pay $2270 for a return economy fare. For American airlines news, see video from RT America below.

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