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Tim O'Brien, our Director and Business Talent Scout, brings you regular insights into regional jobs, skills and talent acquisition.

Here we also share relevant news and info affecting jobs and the local economy.   

  • Monthly Market Review May 2024

    Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024 by Tim O'BrienNo comments

    Alpha HPA project to boost advanced manufacturing and create jobs Alpha HPA, a developer of high-purity alumina (HPA) products, has decided to proceed with Stage Two of its HPA First Project in Gladstone, Queensland. This step positions the company to establish the world's largest single-site HPA refinery. The project will see the construction of a ten-hectare, state-of-the-art facility starting ...

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Attracting and Retaining Employees

    Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024 by Jobs in Central QueenslandNo comments

    In today’s modern work environment, flexibility has become a key factor in attracting and retaining the right talent. As businesses evolve, so do the expectations and needs of employees. Offering flexible work arrangements can significantly enhance employee satisfaction, productivity and retention rates. Let's explore why flexible work arrangements are key and how your organisation can implement ...

  • Monthly Market Review April 2024

    Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2024 by EditorNo comments

    Resilience and Innovation behind CQ’s growing jobs market In Central Queensland, keeping tabs on the job scene is serious business. Every month, Jobs and Skills Australia conducts surveys with over 1,000 employers, giving us the lowdown on what's happening in the employment arena. This data isn't just valuable for job seekers; it's essential for understanding employer needs and market trends. The ...

  • Living and Working in Central Queensland: Why It’s a Great Place for You and Your Career

    Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024 by Jobs in Central QueenslandNo comments

    Central Queensland offers a unique blend of lifestyle perks and career opportunities that make it an ideal place to start or advance your career. Whether you are looking for a fresh start or considering a move away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Central Queensland provides an environment where you can truly thrive. Lifestyle Perks of Living in Central Queensland Living in Central ...

  • Monthly Market Review March 2024

    Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024 by EditorNo comments

    CQ Employment Trends amidst National Insights The latest Internet Vacancy Index report, published by Jobs and Skills Australia, was released recently on 20 March. The report sheds light on the shifting dynamics of the Australian labour market, impacting regions like ours here in Central Queensland. As the period of record growth in online job advertisements following the COVID-19 pandemic has now ...

  • How to Write Job Descriptions that Attract the Right Candidates

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 by Jobs in Central QueenslandNo comments

    Crafting compelling job descriptions is essential for attracting the right candidates to your organisation. A well-crafted and clear job description not only outlines the role’s responsibilities but also showcases your company’s culture and values, setting the stage for successful recruitment. Here are a few key strategies to help you write job descriptions that resonate with the right ...

  • Monthly Market Review February 2024

    Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 by EditorNo comments

    In February the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its Labour Market Update for the quarter to December 2023 which showed subtle shifts in the nation's employment landscape. Offering insights into both national and regional trends, it reveals the implications for Central Queensland's workforce amid broader economic fluctuations. National Employment Overview In the final quarter of ...

  • 80s - 90s Trivia Night | Fundraising for CQ Shines Hospital Foundation

    Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024 by Jobs in Central QueenslandNo comments

    Get ready to test your knowledge of all things 80s and 90s. Join the Jobs in Central Queensland team at our Trivia Night Fundraiser for an evening of nostalgia and fun, all for a fantastic cause 💃🪩🕺 📅 Wednesday, 17 April 🕕 6pm for a 6.30pm start 📍 Central Lane Hotel All proceeds from this event will be donated to CQShines Hospital Foundation and will go towards the investment of their ...

  • 10 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

    Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024 by Jobs in Central QueenslandNo comments

    Preparing for a job interview can be nerve-wracking, but knowing what to expect and how to respond to common interview questions can make a big difference. In this guide, we’ll cover ten frequently asked interview questions and provide strategies for answering them effectively. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, these job interview tips will help you make a great ...

  • Monthly Market Review January 2024

    Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 by EditorNo comments

    As the new year started, Central Queensland found itself in the midst of a bustling job market, gearing up for what is typically one of its busiest seasonal periods, from February to May. The region continues to witness growth and resilience despite challenges, as reflected in recent labor force data released by the Queensland government. The latest data According to the latest figures, ...