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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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On 27th March 2021, new amendments were made to the Fair Work Act 2009, affecting the workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. Here’s a summary of the changes, timelines to be aware of, and how you can use WorkPro right now to meet your new compliance requirements. Key Changes Casual Employment Information Statements (CEIS)…

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