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Blended on the road

Blended on the road

In the last few weeks, Blended Employment has been lucky enough to travel throughout the great state of Queensland.

Here’s a snapshot of the regions we visited and what they offer to jobseekers.

Bundaberg

Last week, we visited clients in Bundaberg, the heart of the Wide Bay-Burnett region.

Out of the big smoke in Brisbane, you meet people who are truly down to earth and hungry for work. We caught up with the regional council who told us about the great opportunities there in engineering and town planning.

After being hit repeatedly by floods in the last decade, it’s great to see this wonderful town bouncing back in a big way.

We were sad to leave after such a short time but we really enjoyed our time in a little slice of tropical paradise.

Lockyer Valley

We also checked out the gorgeous Lockyer Valley. This region between Toowoomba and Ipswich is investing heavily in infrastructure, with the huge inland rail project expected to create more than 7000 jobs.

Stage 2 of the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is also getting underway. The construction project alone is expected to create 400 short-term jobs and another 500 permanent positions when completed.

Moreton Bay

We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the Moreton Bay region last week. Nestled between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, it’s actually the third-largest local government area in the country.

The Hon Deputy Mayor Mike Charlton told us about the great employment opportunities in the region, particularly in construction and engineering with so much new infrastructure.

Cr Charlton also voiced his support for the contribution immigrants make to our workforce.

We are proud to have Manisha from India on our team. She is fiercely determined and passionate about her work and we couldn’t be happier with the contribution she has made to our company.

If you’re on the lookout for work, all of these regions offer tremendous opportunities and are well worth checking out.