Steve Maxwell says there are plenty of vacancies at Astro Alloys' call centre for those who are looking for work.
Steve Maxwell says there are plenty of vacancies at Astro Alloys' call centre for those who are looking for work. Alistair Brightman

50 Hervey Bay jobs up for grabs

WANTED: 50 mature people with a can-do attitude for telemarketing positions in Hervey Bay. No experience necessary.

After seeing in the Chronicle all the Fraser Coast residents who say they cannot find work, Steve Maxwell wants the community to know there are plenty of jobs available in the Astro Alloys call centre.

“We've been trying to get people for a while now but we haven't had any luck,” he said.

“We've got up to 50 vacancies for two shifts.

“It starts at three hours a day, either 9am to 12pm or 5pm to 8pm.

“If we like them and they can handle the job, then we move them up to six-hour shifts.”

Astro Alloys, based at Pialba, sells cleaning and laundry products, shampoos, fertiliser and welding products to customers over the phone.

The company has won several Fraser Coast Business Awards and Diversity in the Workplace awards for hiring mature-aged people.

It is not an easy job and you have to deal with rejection when you are a telemarketer but workers are provided with good conditions, an award wage and incentives, Mr Maxwell said.

All that is asked for in return is a willingness to work.

“As long as they've got the right attitude, we've got a job for them,” he said.

“We've got people in their 40s, 50s and 60s, people who haven't been in the workforce for 20 years.

“We've won Federal and State Government awards for hiring mature-aged people.

“I don't care if they are 77. If they want to work then we've got a job for them.”

Those who apply for the positions will undergo a two-day assessment.

“They come in and we show them around and teach them a few things,” Mr Maxwell said.

“If we like them and they can handle the job then we start them on three hours. But we're flexible and we work to accommodate their needs.

“We'll put in all the training. They don't need to have any previous experience or skills.”

People interested in the positions can call Mr Maxwell on 0413 163 250.



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