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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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Federal Budget 2021: What HR needs to know

May 13, 2021

Article from HCAMAG The Federal Budget has been released for 2021, announcing $121.4 billion in funding aimed at creating 250,000 more jobs and kickstarting Australia’s economy. Announced last night, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s third budget looks to drive jobs growth by injecting cash into the public sector, infrastructure projects and the digital economy, as well as upskilling Australia’s workers. It marks a significant change from the Coalition government’s pre-pandemic approach to…

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Budget 2021: Skills in focus with JobTrainer extension and apprenticeships boost

May 13, 2021

Article from Smartcompany https://www.smartcompany.com.au/budget-2021/budget-jobtrainer-extension-apprenticeships-boost/ The 2021 federal budget includes a suite of measures designed to address workplace shortages, boost skills levels and get more people back into work. As foreshadowed in pre-budget reports, the government is extending the JobTrainer fund, which provides access to affordable training courses for young people. The budget provides for an additional $506.3 million over two years, to be matched by contributions from the states and…

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Extra $6.4b Investment in Apprenticeships and Training : Federal Budget 2021

May 13, 2021

The Federal Government has announced it will further extend the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage subsidy for employers as part of the 2021 Federal Budget. Employers who sign up a new apprentice or trainee before March 31st 2022 may be eligible to receive a subsidy of up to 50% of gross wages paid to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter, for each eligible apprentice or trainee in the 12 month…

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Regional Wages Pressure

Apr 28, 2021

Wages pressure builds TONY RAGGATT ‘We have lots of jobs and can’t fill them’: economist THERE is pressure for wages to rise as the region struggles to fill the jobs that are available, economist Colin Dwyer says. But the region does not look to be growing its workforce, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures putting the number of people employed around the same level in March as it…

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