SYDNEY (Reuters) – A year after the coronavirus pandemic pummelled Australia’s economy, IT contractor Ashok Ravindran has a nice problem: deciding which of three job offers to accept.

FILE PHOTO: People are seen walking in front of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge following the easing of restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

His happy dilemma is a reflection of an economy that is now larger than its pre-pandemic level. Exports are booming, consumer and business confidence are high and employment has beaten all expectations, with job vacancy rates at a 12 1/2 year high.

The Sydney resident only quit his last job two weeks ago.

“The market is really hot right now. I tried a few companies just to test waters and received three offers,” Ravindran told Reuters. “I got counter offers from each of them. That made it…

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