Mining projects lift job prospects

SKILLED unemployed workers from across the Fraser Coast could soon find work in the Gladstone area, with a major mining and construction company visiting the region to attract new workers to the profession.

International engineering, construction and project management giant Bechtel will hold two LNG Construction Recruitment Information evenings in the Fraser Coast today and tomorrow to recruit more trained workers to their Gladstone projects.

The information sessions will be held in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay, and aim to provide local workers with an insight into the LNG construction industry based on Curtis Island.

A Bechtel spokesman said the company was looking to employ a wide range of skilled workers to help build three different projects in Gladstone.

"We are looking for tradies, labourers, trade assistants, drivers and supervisors," he said.

"Bechtel has several different projects working out of Gladstone at the moment, and there is the potential for thousands of people to be employed."

The spokesman said people with previous experience in construction and major projects were encouraged to attend the information session to learn more about Bechtel's job opportunities.

"The information sessions are part of our state-wide recruitment drive," he said.

The Bechtel recruitment information evenings will be held at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough today, and at Peppers Pier Resort in Hervey Bay tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm.

Visit rime.becpsn.com for more information.



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