11 May: Scenic Rim jobseekers and local employers will now be able to connect more easily, following the launch today of a new Scenic Rim Jobs online 'talent community' portal.
Scenic Rim jobseekers and local employers will now be able to connect more easily, following the launch today of a new Scenic Rim Jobs online 'talent community' portal.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said the new portal was an initiative of Council designed to support keeping locals employed within the Scenic Rim region.
"The portal is a one-stop shop where Scenic Rim residents looking for local work can build resumes, upload them and apply online for local jobs, and local businesses can post vacancies direct to the portal and fill roles with local skilled people.
"It also provides access to information that helps people explore and plot career pathways and access training opportunities," Cr Christensen said.
"In developing the Scenic Rim Regional Prosperity Strategy, which we launched earlier this year, we found that 40% of working people in our region leave the Scenic Rim each day to travel to neighbouring areas for work.
"We also heard anecdotally that the lack of local jobs has forced many young families, who moved to the region to access its lifestyle and affordability, to leave the region and move closer to employment opportunities.
"We know the Scenic Rim is the perfect place to live, work and play, so this portal will help support local businesses to tap into local talent and skilled people."
Cr Christensen said education and workforce development is one of the key pillars of the Scenic Rim Regional Prosperity Strategy 2020-2025 and supported by the Queensland Government's Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project.
"Under this pillar, we are also working with local businesses to understand the future skills needs of their workforce.
"We will then work with training providers to ensure there is the opportunity to deliver local training and help Scenic Rim workers obtain qualifications," Cr Christensen said.
Regional Skills Investment Strategy projects promote local training pathways tailored to local employment opportunities through industry collaboration on current workforce training and skills issues in priority industry areas.
The Scenic Rim Jobs website was developed with support from the Queensland Government's Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project and in keeping with the intent and objectives of the Scenic Rim Regional Prosperity Strategy 2020-2025.
This Regional Skills Investment Strategy project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.
The Scenic Rim Jobs portal can be accessed at www.scenicrimjobs.com.au and will display the most recent jobs located at postcodes from within and close to the region. Users can also search for jobs by postcode.