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/



August is Tradies National Health Month


According to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), everyday 10 tradies are badly injured at work, so to raise awareness of this, they have declared August as Tradies National Health Month.

1 in 5 workplace related injuries are sustained by tradies, so this sector of the workforce is at an alarming risk of injury every day.

The APA hopes this initiative will educate tradies on the importance of health and safety.

Visit http://www.tradieshealth.com.au/ for more.



Man Gets Back Long Lost Hammer during Mr Fluffy Demolition


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One tradie was pleased discover a hammer he had lost 23 years earlier during the demolition of a Mr Fluffy home in Canberra.

Brett Gibson, now working as a demolition supervisor on the Mr Fluffy homes demolitions lost his first hammer 23 years earlier while working as an apprentice.

Read more here.


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