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ABC : Employers are offering big incentives to attract and retain staff

Jun 3, 2022
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ABC Far North / By Phil Brandel Posted Fri 27 May 2022 Hospitality is one of the industries tjhat has been hardest hit by the current worker shortage.(ABC Far North: Phil Brandel ) Help keep family & friends informed by sharing this article During the tech boom of the 1990s, companies would lure new employees with promises of office pool tables, beanbags and video games. Key points: As of…

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Townsville in Australia’s top 10 economic powerhouse cities

Apr 29, 2022

by Mina Martin13 Apr 2022  Broker News Australia’s property market may have seen some of its strongest-ever growth over the past two years, but according to a data-led buyer’s agency, a booming housing market post-pandemic requires a strong-recovering local economy. In its latest Market Pressure Review Report, InvestorKit has revealed the 10 best-performing and fast-recovering local economies and their housing markets in Australia. The ranking was based on an analysis…

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Hiring costs ‘doubled

Mar 16, 2022

From the Townsville Bulletin newspaper. 16 March 2022 DAVID SWAN THE war for talent is heating up as an election issue, according to ELMO chief executive Danny Lessem, amid new statistics showing the cost to hire new workers has skyrocketed over the past year, doubling to more than $23,000 per employee, with businesses forced to pay a hefty premium amid the red-hot war for talent. The average cost to hire…

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Townsville’s growth laying important groundwork

Mar 3, 2022

TOWNSVILLE’S economy is showing signs of growth as the region reports one of the strongest years for commercial and residential development in years. In 2021 there were 3824 lodgements for both residential and commercial development applications, up from 3611 in 2020 and 3171 in 2019. The Townsville Bulletin reported on Wednesday that home building approvals had soared almost 40 per cent. According to a council report, the commercial economy from…

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Proposed global scale Energy Hub one step closer for NQ

Oct 12, 2021

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Townsville Jobs: Positive Diversified Momentum

Sep 29, 2021

Townsville once depressed and insecure is quietly, confidently, achieving. Recent official workforce data (August ABS data)reveal a positive performing region with a variety of industries contributing to a net positive result so far, year to date. This is very different to the national trend and many other regional experiences. Regional Economist Colin Dwyer said “Townsville regions jobs performance remains outstanding. Employment numbers have jumped to 115,800 up 4,400 for the…

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Sep 22, 2021

This article is from the Townsville Bulletin 22/09/21 PLANNED PROJECTS WILL REVITALISE OUR CITY OUR city has again been the beneficiary of major events relocating for Covid over the last couple of months. After the State of Origin in June, we’ve now been able to enjoy preliminary NRL finals games and international rugby tests – and our business community has benefited as well. Our city continues to show what an…

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Court confirmed workplace sexual harassment need not be explicit

Aug 19, 2021

SOURCE HCAMAG In a recent decision, the NSW Court of Appeal upheld the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s finding that a company’s sexually suggestive WH&S poster constituted sexual harassment. The Court confirmed that sexual harassment in the workplace need not be explicit, citing “innuendo, insinuation, implication, overtone, undertone, horseplay, a hint, a wink or a nod” as devices capable of constituting sexual harassment. Background In October 2019, the NSW Civil…

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Jobs for Townsville

Jun 30, 2021

REGION CRIES OUT FOR WORKERS AS INDUSTRY POWERS UP As reported in the Townsville Bulletin – The Townsville region’s job market is roaring along at a level not seen in almost a decade. Analysing May’s jobs figures, economist Colin Dwyer said the total number of workers employed around the Townsville region rose to 112,900 – the largest workforce recorded since November 2013. The 12-month unemployment rate dropped to 6 per…

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