Professional jobs in the capital of New South Wales are concentrated mainly in the City and in several major business hubs.
But there are also job opportunities in the suburbs, both white and blue collar ones. Retail industry employs a large part of the workforce in Sydney. Almost each suburb has one or several shopping areas with retail jobs.
The larger suburbs have very big shopping malls which offer strong employment.
Some suburbs have industrial areas or storage and logistics facilities, which offer engineering and trades jobs and also office support roles.
Parramatta is the largest business centre outside the CBD (Sydney's central business district). Jobs on offer there are in financial services, property, business services, retail.
In addition Parramatta is a strong health care centre with the Westmead hospital and university clinic. And the University of Western Sydney plus a large TAFE campus make it an educational hub too.
The largest job hub is the CBD (Central Business District). Around 20% of all people employed in the greater Sydney area work in the City. The majority are probably in the financial services.
If you want a proof of this, visit the City during the bank holiday (the first Monday in August). It looks empty.
Also if you are after creative jobs in Sydney, in the marketing, media or publishing areas, City is the place to go. It is a vibrant environment. Plus you can do great shopping during your lunch break.
Across the Harbour Bridge, North Sydney, employs many people in large or very large companies, some of them multinationals.
Macquarie - North Ryde, at 14 km from the City, is the new and exciting business park, complete with a train station and lots of parking space.
Many IT and telecommunications companies moved their offices there, from North Sydney.
Homebush - Rhodes business hub is around the Olympic Park at 16 km from the centre. It has water views and excellent working conditions. Many IT and financial services professionals go to work there.
Homebush has a rail station but it doesn't come very handy. Most people drive to work.
Mascot, close enough to the City, at 11 km, is also next door to the airport and Port Botany. This is why it has many jobs in logistics and transports.
Norwest is over 30 km away from the CBD, in the north western suburbs.
A lot of large corporations have their headquarters in this new business park. The Lane Cove tunnel, the M2 and M7 motorways have made the drive quite fast, though not cheap.
Buses are a good transport option for people living in the area. They run along the North West T-way, on a rapid lane connecting Rouse Hills to Parramatta.
These are the largest hubs, but there are many other business or industrial parks that offer jobs around Sydney.
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