Queensland Construction Pipeline Sends Workers South-East for Jobs

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With a number of major infrastructure projects in the pipeline in south-east Queensland, particularly Mackay, Darling Downs – Toowoomba, Fitzroy, Wide Bay and The Sunshine Coast, workers from central Queensland where opportunities seem to have run dry, are moving south-east to pursue work.

The state’s construction industry fell from 232,700 employees in November, 2013, to 220,900 in February, 2015, fuelling fears that trade shortages are looming.

To find out more, visit http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/job-hunters-follow-major-construction-projects/2752120/

 

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Safe Towns campaign targets Moe region With Over 100 Inspections Planned

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From 17-21 August, WorkSafe Victoria will be conducting the Safe Towns campaign throughout the Moe, Newborough and Trafalgar area.

More than 100 workplace safety inspections have been planned as part of the Safe Towns campaign.

The is area is one of concern for WorkSafe, as 400 injuries were recorded within the last 5 years. These injuries cost more than $12 million in treatment and rehabilitation.

Inspectors will be prioritising hazardous and high risk workplaces. Click here for more.

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