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Jobs market smashes expectations – QLD highest increase

Jobs market smashes expectations – QLD highest increase

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report released this morning revealed Australia's unemployment rate has remained steady at 5.9 per cent in March while the jobs market smashed expectations of economists by the creation of 60,900. The largest increase in employment was in Queensland up 28,800 jobs

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BUSY backs insurance giant Youi with accredited traineeship program

BUSY backs insurance giant Youi with accredited traineeship program

BUSY At Work’s already strong partnership with global insurance company Youi reached new heights last month with the launch of Youi’s tailor-made traineeship program for all new call centre employees. The first twenty new recruits were signed up through BUSY At Work to the company’s 12 month Certificate III in Customer Engagement accredited program. A collaborative approach with BUSY, Youi and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the Australian College of Commerce and Management (ACCM), has succeeded in the

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New apprentice and trainee figures show growth in non-trade occupations

New apprentice and trainee figures show growth in non-trade occupations

Figures release last week by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) show the number of people starting an apprenticeship or traineeship is up 2.9% for the September 2016 quarter, compared with the September 2015 quarter however, the increase is not from our trade occupations. The NCVER attributed the overall 17% increase to 23,400, in non-trade commencements which include hospitality workers (up 600); and sales assistants and sales people (up 500).

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BUSY backs Queensland Government’s extension of $20,000 Youth Boost

BUSY backs Queensland Government’s extension of $20,000 Youth Boost

The $20,000 Youth Boost payment has been an integral part of the government’s $100 million Back to Work Program which has seen 2,323 Queenslanders employed by 1,090 regional businesses. The Youth Boost payment is specifically targeted towards employers who hire unemployed youth aged between 15 to 24 in the eligible regions of Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Mackay/Whitsunday, Central Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett North West and South West. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said the extension of the Youth Boost pay

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Up to 12,000 reasons to take a new bricklaying apprentice with Brickstart Bonus

Up to 12,000 reasons to take a new bricklaying apprentice with Brickstart Bonus

There's several thousand good reasons to take on a bricklayer apprentice! Federal Government are offering $9,000 in incentives and ABBTF are offering an additional $3,000 Brickstart Subsidy.

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Hard work and dedication pays off for Dianne

Hard work and dedication pays off for Dianne

Mature age employee Dianne Smith has never been one to shy away from hard work. The Cairns local had been previously unemployed for two years in Melbourne but has now found her feet in the tropical north after securing full time work in a field she has always enjoyed. With the help of CoAct BUSY At Work Employment Consultant, Jessica Campbell and Placement Officer, jobactive, Jason Meyer, Dianne is now working 40 hours a week as a cleaner with respected local business, Abelia Cleaning.

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Get your business in the running for the 2017 Australian Training Awards

Get your business in the running for the 2017 Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia - Applications close Wednesday 31 May 2017

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Darien thrives in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Darien thrives in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Mackay local Darien Andrews is positive proof that being a participant in a Working for the Dole (WfD) program can be a meaningful and life changing experience. The 21 year old signed up for a Work for the Dole activity at the Pioneer Tennis Club in September last year and is relishing the opportunity to learn new business skills in an office environment. BUSY At Work, Work for the Dole Coordinator, Kristy Gostelow said Darien had performed so well at the club that he was offered a traineeship on 30 January this year a

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National unemployment jumps to 5.9 per cent – QLD loses 11,500 jobs

National unemployment jumps to 5.9 per cent – QLD loses 11,500 jobs

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today showed that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2017 increased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 per cent. Queensland observed the largest increase in unemployment rate (0.4 percentage points). Queensland also saw the largest decrease in employment (down 11,500 jobs).

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Ethan and Zaine the first Indigenous school-based trainees to sign up with Dreamworld Corroboree

Ethan and Zaine the first Indigenous school-based trainees to sign up with Dreamworld Corroboree

Year 11 and 12 students Ethan Atkins and Zaine Davis have a lot to celebrate after becoming the first ever indigenous school-based trainees to be signed up to the Corroboree attraction at the Dreamworld Amusement Park. Dreamworld Corroboree showcases Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander history and culture (the world’s oldest living culture) and features over 800 native and barnyard animals located in their natural habitats within the Dreamworld grounds.

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