BETTINA WARBURTON, Townsville Bulletin September 14, 2018 9:18am TOWNSVILLE’S lifestyle is the key to attract people who move to regional cities for affordability and climate, says a local employment specialist. TP Human Capital director Clayton Cook said Townsville’s future was as much about liveability as it was about jobs, and the city needed to highlight…

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We are often asked for information in relation to perceived current or future Skills Shortages.  How can there be talk of Skills Shortages in North Queensland in September 2018 when the Unemployment rate is 9.5%? Our preference is to reference ‘a tightening in labour supply’, rather than a broad Skills Shortages statement, particularly when many…

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Council training the city’s next generation of workers Townsville City Council is hiring dozens more trainees to boost front-line services as part of the organisation’s continued transformation. Council is calling on anyone with an interest in conservation and land management to apply for a 20-week traineeship. Mayor Jenny Hill said Council’s investment in trainees and…

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For the first time in the modern history we have up to 5 different generations working side by side. Whether it’s Baby Boomers nearing retirement or Generation Z , never have we had such generational diversity in the one place. However, because of the narrative about millennials being lazy, having a sense of entitlement and…

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Over the past few years across the Australian political landscape we have witnessed nothing more than a bunch of so called leaders jostling for positional power. The problem with this is that all these figures are not leaders they are driven by personal accomplishments and whatever they can do to remain in power. With this…

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Townsville lifestyle. Do we need more focus on our brand? Is Townsville part of the answer to the Big 3 Cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) population, lifestyle and infrastructure challenges? Is Townsville prepared for a bigger share of migrants, baby boomers and workers looking for lifestyle and affordability benefits of living in a regional city?…

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Join Scott and Brian and discover how the best teams build high performance cultures despite holding different values. All teams have a culture – ‘The way we work around here’. It is reflected in the way a group of people communicate, interact, make decisions and approach their work. As managers we can either cross our…

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The state government had boosted funding for Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) to $80 million in 2018, an increase of $20 million.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work supports important pathways for unemployed and underemployed people who are struggling to find secure jobs. Since June 2015, more than 16,600 people have found jobs as a result of…

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TP human resources : Townsville Workforce Report – July 2018 In this report – Workforce brief, Construction projects update, Skills hard to find and Public investment in Townsville. Townsville Region Brief Job Numbers Steady Trend Unemployment deteriorating over the quarter Trend participation rate improving year on year Employed to population ratio steady. SEEK job ads…

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Are workers being flown into the city to take Townsville jobs? TONY RAGGATT, Townsville Bulletin August 25, 2018 12:00am Subscriber only TOWNSVILLE’s jobless rate has increased, defying a resurgence in other centres and raising speculation that many jobs here are going to people coming into the region. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported regional employment…

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