Crusade for jobs
FRASER Coast Chronicle today launches its Jobs 4 Us campaign to fight unemployment in our region.
Backed by the Federal Government, the Fraser Coast Council and leading employment groups, the Chronicle will publish a comprehensive list of jobs available on the Fraser Coast each Tuesday for three months.
The free-of-charge Jobs 4 Us campaign will co-ordinate employment information from Community Solutions, Mission Australia, EPIC Employment Services, Sarina Russo Job Access, MEGT Australia, MRAEL, STEPS and Busy at Work.
Any employer can join this community-spirited initiative by emailing job title, job number (if applicable), employer name, location, hours and contact details to email@example.com.
Our first list of jobs this week features 120 positions.
Jobs 4 Us can be found on page 11 in today's Better Business section.
Chronicle general manager Darren Bosley said the regional economy would benefit from Jobs 4 Us, which he labelled the most important employment campaign ever undertaken in the region.
"The Fraser Coast has not been immune to the recent challenges in the Queensland employment market, so we are proud to be part of uniting businesses and helping families in a positive direction," Mr Bosley said.
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regional spokesman Steve Hogan applauded the Chronicle's jobs project.
"It is vital to let people know there are opportunities for them," Mr Hogan said.
"It is also important to encourage businesses to look to employment providers as a good source of staff for them and to understand that these agencies can shortlist and provide quality people for businesses and employers on the Fraser Coast.
"I'd like to call on business to get behind this jobs drive so people come to understand that there are opportunities out there for them."
Fraser Coast Council Mayor Gerard O'Connell said council had an important role to play in the Jobs 4 Us campaign as one of the largest employers on the Fraser Coast.