Work available with right attitude
TWO Fraser Coast jobseekers are sending a message to the growing number of people searching for work in the region that there are still jobs out there.
Maryborough's Shelley Barr has spent the past 18 months trying to find a job.
She will now start two part-time jobs in aged care and as a machinist this week.
Ms Barr said jobseekers needed to treat finding employment as a full-time job, including taking the effort to present well and dress for the job.
She credited EPIC Employment for helping her find both jobs in a tough market.
"There is help out there if you want it," she said.
In Hervey Bay, Michael Cameron signed off on his first official day as a trainee at Smoooth kiosk in Eli Waters yesterday.
STEPS Employment consultant Mick Moroney said Mr Cameron, who has a learning disability, would now do a Certificate III in Hospitality after working with STEPS and the MRAEL group to secure the new job.
He praised Smoooth owner Claus Huber for taking on Mr Cameron, who will need extra support to complete the traineeship.
Mr Moroney's advice to other jobseekers was about taking a positive attitude.
"It's all about being proactive," he said.
"That is how Michael got the job in the first place."