Last year we placed people into employment across a range of industries including retail, hospitality and corporate business. 4,012 individual employers participated in these job placements.
(SOURCE: SUB029 31/08/14)
The 4,012 individual employers included:
- Woolworths Limited
- BP Australia
- Michael Hill
- Yes Optus
- Bunning Warehouse
- Big W
- University of Western Sydney
- Mercure Hotels
Working with gas producer QGC
BUSY At Work and QGC Pty Ltd have created the QGC Strengthening Local Workforces Program. This will develop a local labour force in non-coal seam gas industries in the Western Downs, Gladstone, North Burnett and Banana Shire regions of Queensland.
The program will contribute to creating sustainable communities, attracting 200 apprentices and trainees.
Participation in the QGC Strengthening Local Workforces Program is free for businesses within the Western Downs, Gladstone, North Burnett and Banana Shire regions. The program will match local businesses with the right apprentice or trainee and then provide a structured mentoring program to support the participant to complete their qualification. The program will complement existing Federal Government incentives available.
Wilmar wins the National Employer Partnership Award
Michelle Reynolds, HR co-ordinator for Victoria Mill, said Job Futures intrinsic knowledge of the sugar industry and Victoria Mill operations made it possible for Wilmar to maximise opportunities for local job seekers.
Wilmar's Victoria Mill has been recognised for their efforts to build career opportunities for the unemployed in the Ingham region of Queensland, being named as the inaugural recipient of the National Employer Partnership Award at the 2014 Job Futures National Conference.
"As one of the most significant employers in the region, Wilmar has shown a genuine commitment to help change lives through employment in Ingham," Job Futures CEO, Matt Little, said. "They were a clear standout to be this year's award recipient."
The national employer partnership award recognises a business that is proactive in reducing local disadvantage by providing sustainable employment opportunities for the long-term unemployed. It also takes into account local Job Futures members who individualise their employment solutions to meet the recruitment expectations of business.
"It's a partnership that works because Job Futures understands the type of roles we have at Wilmar, the skills required for each role, as well as the personal attributes that ensure they thrive as an employee with us," HR co-ordinator for Victoria Mill, Michelle Reynolds, said.