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Unemployment Steady at 5.6% But Underemployment Remains High

Unemployment Steady at 5.6% But Underemployment Remains High

ABC news reported that the full-time employment figure was more than three times higher than expected by most economists. The report attributed the increase in full time employment to the level of job creation exceeding the population growth, rising at a four-and-a-half-year high.

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BUSY At Work builds strong partnership with JWB Construction Pty Ltd

BUSY At Work builds strong partnership with JWB Construction Pty Ltd

“We are a rail maintenance and construction company and we are proud that we have recently been recognised by the Logan City Council as a large employer in this region.” Danny said many of the new apprentices recruited through BUSY At Work had undertaken or were currently undertaking a Certificate III Civil Construction - Plant Operations, or a Certificate III Civil Construction – Road Construction and Maintenance.

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Statim-Yaga Program Helps Dale Achieve His Career Ambition

Statim-Yaga Program Helps Dale Achieve His Career Ambition

Statim-Yaga program which focuses on supporting Indigenous employees in the construction industry. In Dale's case the program has delivered mentoring support and career planning to him and his new employer Dig-It.

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National Skills Week, August 28 – September 3, 2017

National Skills Week, August 28 – September 3, 2017

This week celebrates National Skills Week, which is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). National Skills Week continues to attract overwhelming support following a survey of stakeholders who confirmed the importance of having a dedicated week to highlight VET, Industry trends and the link between training and jobs. Every year since its... Read More ➝

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Employment Growth Continues but Full Time Jobs Lost

Employment Growth Continues but Full Time Jobs Lost

According to the figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today, there was an increase of 27,900 jobs from June to July 2017. None the less, this increase came at a cost of losing 20,300 full-time jobs.

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Cooking Tradition Continues in Tamborine Restaurant

Cooking Tradition Continues in Tamborine Restaurant

When Head Chef, Braedan Allen of trendy Tamborine Mountain restaurant, Drift Cafe was looking to sign up a new apprentice he knew exactly who to approach and where to get the assistance he required. Braedan was signed up by Darrin in 2005 and Braedon had no hesitation in giving Darrin a call when we needed a new apprentice to help grow.

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Indigenous Bright Sparks Ready to Transition into Trade Industry

Indigenous Bright Sparks Ready to Transition into Trade Industry

Eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers drawn from all over South East Queensland are now well on their way to kick starting a career in the electrical or related trade industry.

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Lucan Set for a Big Future in the Building Industry

Lucan Set for a Big Future in the Building Industry

Two years ago the Gold Coast local started up his own business as Director of Build FX Constructions and with business going well, Lucan has recently signed up his first apprentice through BUSY At Work.

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Apprentice and Trainee Completion Rates Increase

Apprentice and Trainee Completion Rates Increase

Number of apprentices and trainees completing their training has increased to 61.4%.*

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Dylan’s Looking to Build his Future through a PaTH Internship

Dylan’s Looking to Build his Future through a PaTH Internship

After being unemployed for nearly two years Dylan is relishing the opportunity to build his skills and knowledge and hopefully gain a building apprenticeship in the long term.

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