Free Jobs Portal and Liveability Site Now Available for North Queensland
A suite of resources has been launched to connect job seekers and employers across regional North Queensland in a bid to achieve better outcomes for workforce growth and a sustainable talent community.
The Jobs North Queensland Resource Kit has been developed by Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland (RDA TNWQ) through the Jobs Townsville North Queensland Committee (JTNQ), with the support of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT). It encompasses five local Government areas including Townsville, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers and Palm Island, taking into consideration the significant workforce links to the north-west Queensland region.
The jobs portal is a key element of the resource kit, providing employers with a free and efficient way to post job vacancies and to search the talent pool to find employees with suitable skills. Job seekers can search and apply for regional jobs quickly and easily, with dedicated resources showcasing the region’s attributes, key industries and case studies to attract people to live and work in North Queensland.
Wayde Chiesa, the Chief Executive Officer of Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland, says the resource kit aims to boost workforce economy by tackling geographic attraction, career development and influence, workforce participation, and modernising the process of job advertising and application.
“Townsville and North Queensland are facing one of the tightest labour markets in recent history with unemployment at 2.2%, lower than both state and national averages,” he says.
“There is no one silver bullet to solving this jobs challenge. A multi-faceted approach that encompasses attraction, influence, participation, and process is the key to bolstering the workforce economy, particularly for small businesses, and with a pipeline of major projects just announced on our doorstep it is essential that we continue to support and retain skilled labour.”
Image credits: All images supplied by Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland.
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