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Call for stimulus as economist estimates 18.8% jobless rate

May 26, 2020

TONY RAGGATT, Townsville Bulletin, Friday 22nd May Governments will need to spend more cash on infrastructure and lift COVID-19 restrictions to ensure the Townsville region recovers from the unprecedented lockdown, an economist say.  It comes as official data puts the region’s jobless rate around 8 per cent, while economists estimate it could be as high as 18.8 per cent. “I don’t think we have ever seen a time in our…

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Townsville Can Recover!

May 22, 2020

ABS 12-month data for April reveals some curious information for Townsville Region and most other regions. The ABS says the regional data has limitations. We expect regional unemployment rates are distorted by its definition, that is you have to be looking for work to be considered unemployed.  Covid-19 restrictions meant many people couldn’t leave their home to look for a job.  Also this data does not include the effect of…

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COVID-19 – Another Excuse to Squeeze the Little Guy?

May 6, 2020

This might be the most important post I write this year so let’s get straight to the pointy end. As we all sit here desperately brainstorming inventive ways of keeping our businesses afloat, a disturbing trend has come to light…Businesses that are not impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions but behaving as if they are. Postponing business as usual activities while they “wait to see what happens”. Halting growth plans, putting…

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Working from home…it’s more than rescue dogs and silk pajamas…

Apr 28, 2020

Working from home is more than adorable puppies, questionable clothing choices and bingeing Tiger King Joe Exotica. Here’s what you need to know to stay on track while working away from the office… While many of us have worked from home at some point, either with sick kids or a weather-related office/site closure, for most of us transporting our entire work life into our home is a new (and somewhat…

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What does the JobKeeper payment really mean for your business?

Apr 15, 2020
retention of your key staff

9th April 2020 The JobKeeper payment should have been called the Retain-Your-Critical-Staff payment. At least that’s how businesses should be thinking of it. First and foremost, you want your business to still be around. But a close second is to still have your key employees when you do. Consider the Christmas period. Businesses shut for the holidays. Employees take a break, they spend more time with their friends and families,…

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Recruitment professional says jobseekers face bright prospects

Mar 30, 2020
Townsville Bulletin Newspaper clipping with article

Jobseekers in Townsville can look forward to their best prospects for finding work in seven years, according to recruitment specialist Clayton Cook. TONY RAGGATT, Townsville Bulletin, January 4th 2020.  Click here for online article JOBSEEKERS in Townsville can look forward to their best prospects for finding work in seven years, according to recruitment specialist Clayton Cook. Mr Cook, managing director of TP Human Capital, said confidence among employers to hire…

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The Moving Beast- Covid 19

Mar 30, 2020
tsv bulletin article

CAITLYN CHARLES, Townsville Bulletin, Monday 1st April Townsville Bulletin spoke to Clayton Cook- Managing Director of Tp Human Capital to uncover how Covid-19 has influenced the job market. The Townsville Bulletin reports that more than 900 jobs are currently advertised in the Townsville region with health and trades jobs accounting for more than 32 per cent. After thousands of people in Townsville and an estimated 85,000 in Queensland lost their…

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Room Hire during Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020
room hire TP human Capital

Demand for our Room / Venue Hire has increased as many hospitality venues close Tuesday 24 March This is a quick update regarding our training / conference room hire availability.  We have been taking additional calls for venue hire as other venue options continue to close under the Coronavirus-related Public Health direction regarding Non-Essential business closures (Golf Courses, Casinos, Restaurants, etc) We have put in place strict controls to ensure…

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Recruitment professional says region’s economy tied to mining

Mar 24, 2020
The economic impact of coal mining is huge for regional communities says recruitment professional Clayton Cook of TP Human Capital.

IF coal mines were closed or new developments prevented from opening, the employment and economic impacts for communities like Townsville would be massive, a recruitment professional says. TONY RAGGATT, Townsville Bulletin. January 15, 2020.  Link to story IF coal mines were closed or new developments prevented from opening, the employment and economic impacts for communities like Townsville would be massive, a recruitment professional says. Clayton Cook of TP Human Capital…

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