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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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Demand for works hit record high in regional Australia

Jun 28, 2021

Article Townsville Bulletin May 1 2021 Tony Raggatt The demand for workers has hit a near 10-year high in Townsville as consumer and business confidence rebounds, helping to lift the number of jobs, recruitment expert Clayton Cook says. The demand for workers has hit a near 10-year high in Townsville as consumer and business confidence rebounds, helping to lift the number of jobs, recruitment expert Clayton Cook says. Mr Cook…

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Jobkeeper Withdrawal Promotes Participation

May 31, 2021

Townsville Regional jobs dashboard for April 2021 looks positive. The withdrawal of Jobkeeper and seasonal activity has promoted greater participation. Townsville job numbers rose, contrary to the national and state trend. Townsville’s jobs reputation has changed over the past 4-5 years.  Construction projects, Health jobs, and significant events are supporting a new reputation. Official job numbers for the Townsville region rose to 112,100 the largest workforce in Townsville Region since…

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May 25, 2021

SOURCE : Townsville Bulletin, DAN KNOWLES QUEENSLAND has a wealth of opportunities for future growth across the state, according to analysis done by Urbis. With the depth of Queensland’s natural resources, diversity of its regions and the strengths of its lifestyle brand, city and community-shaping experts Urbis has uncovered 10 top drivers for long-term growth and prosperity: 1. Sustained investment in transport infrastructure, building connectivity, supply-chain resilience and export capability:…

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The beginning of the end for gig economy companies

May 19, 2021
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The connection between the employee experience and their productivity

May 14, 2021

Blog : Sean Johnson : Thoughts I am still stunned to see that many businesses have not figured out how to address the connection between the employee experience and their productivity. The positive correlation between empowered and engaged employees with financial performance AND reduction in operational risk is deeply insightful and the basis for unlocking human capital. This snapshot explanation of employee engagement by our partners, Gallup, opens the window…

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Research Request : Mature Age Job Seekers (>55) : Can you help?

May 13, 2021

13 May 2021 : SHARED on behalf of RDA Employment Barriers for Mature Age Job Seekers Research Request The Australian Government, through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is keen to better understand and address barriers to the employment of workers over the age of 55. At RDA we are critically aware of regional skills shortages. As a member of the Australian Government’s Townsville Jobs and Skills Taskforce,…

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