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Nov 20, 2020

Mining Scammers have appeared, to take advantage of jobseekers There are always people looking to make a quick buck off the unsuspecting.  The Mining industry is attractive and these companies claim to be able to HELP you get into the industry if you pay them some money $$$$ To be clear, it is a criminal offence in Australia to charge a jobseeker a fee to find them a job We…

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Townsville Region Jobseeker Rate over 14%

Oct 23, 2020

Townsville Region Jobseeker Rate over 14% According to official data, Townsville region has over 16,000 jobseekers, that despite a variety of region wide skills gaps, cant seem to find a job.  Townsville official 12 month unemployment rate remains steady at 6.8%, while the “covid unemployment rate” is higher.  The number of jobs in Townsville has improved over the past 3.5 years but the region needs a Skills Security and Diversity…

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General Manager TBDC

Oct 2, 2020

We are recruiting the General Manager role for the Townsville Small Business Development Centre. Click here to find out more

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Unemployment rate drops in Townsville as city continues COVID recovery

Sep 25, 2020

This article is from the Townsville Bulletin issue of Friday, 25 Sep, Tony Raggatt. TP Human Capital managing director Clayton Cook The number of people in work in Townsville increased about 4 per cent to 113,600 people, latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show. While monthly regional jobless rate data is unreliable, the bureau’s 12-month average to August puts the unemployment rate in the Townsville region at 6.8…

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Top 4 Employer Branding Trends You Need to Know

Sep 23, 2020

Employer brand describes an employer’s reputation as a place to work and their employee value proposition (EVP). It’s the information prospective employees are looking for to find out if they want to work for you – Does the company value what they value? Does the company culture fit their idea of a compatible work environment? While most of our clients recognise the benefits of building a strong employer brand to…

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Dress for the job you want…

Sep 23, 2020

We’ve all heard the advice – dress for the job you want, not the job you have, but how do you know what this actually looks like in the modern workplace?   Things were a lot simpler ‘back in the old days’ when everyone wore a suit and tie to work. Now it can depend more on the type of organisation and their brand identity rather than the actual position.…

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Little Angels In Need Of A Hand

Sep 10, 2020

This article is from the Townsville Bulletin issue of Thursday, 10 Sep A TOWNSVILLE animal charity struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic is hopeful a charity walk will help it get back on track. A menagerie of pets will descend upon Sherriff Park for the Angel-Paws pledge walk this Sunday, raising vital funds for the charity. Organisation president Clayton Cook said the walk would be its first event since coronavirus crippled…

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How to Stay Married…

Sep 4, 2020

In his book “The Mathematics of Marriage” John Gottman talks about an experiment he conducted with over 400 newly married or engaged couples. The couples were observed by Gottman and his team completing a simple task together like a jigsaw puzzle, a word game or even just shooting baskets with a little ball. Based on this 20 minute or less interaction Gottman predicted how long the marriage would last; two…

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Population vs Job Ads

Aug 27, 2020

Population Total Jobs [People to Jobs avaliable] New Adverts (last 7 days) [People to  Jobs avaliable 7 days] Mt Isa 21000 241 87 146 143 Rockhampton 69,861 705 99 405 172 Mackay 116763 1,102 105 597 195 Brisbane 1,790,029 11,503 155 6,220 288 Townsville 195,430 1,240 157 666 293 Cairns 166,862 956 174 532 313 Toowoomba 169,008 883 191 482 350 Gladstone 63,412 311 203 174 364 Sunshine Coast 328,428…

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