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No manager for FCO Fraser Coast Opportunities position

May 19th, 2015

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EXTERNAL consultants will be employed by Fraser Coast Opportunities on a needs basis to replace the position of a full-time investment attraction manager.

Following a meeting on April 15, the Fraser Coast Regional Council voted to conduct a review into the structure of FCO.

Included in that structure review would be the appointment of an investment attraction manager, currently vacant along with the general manager role.

Despite a recruitment process being finalised and candidates short listed in April, Mayor Gerard O’Connell said the appointment was on hold.

But yesterday he confirmed the position would not be made into a full-time role in “the foreseeable future”.

Cr O’Connell said the benefit of not having an investment attraction manager was the ability to hire specific consultants.

“To be able to get ready-made firepower, if I can call it that,” Cr O’Connell said. “Consultants who have got very focused and expert abilities, we thought that would be a better use in getting the investment attraction.

“For instance if we were going to really ramp up investment attraction in aviation, let’s go and get an aviation expert.”

The investment attraction office has been left vacant since the highly respected Scott Rowe resigned in August 2014.

Cr O’Connell said momentum was building for the restructuring of FCO.

He and the council’s CEO, Lisa Desmond, along with councillors Stuart Taylor, Darren Everard and Chris Loft have removed themselves from the FCO board.

Expressions of interest have gone out for new independent directors

EDITORS NOTE:- Grand idea & workable if done in the right manner.

However it would still require a member of council to decide what area is needed to be promoted for the consultants to work on.

This little black duck [me] was the advisor for investment to the Pine Rivers Council in the shire at Brisbane north side before the amalgamations of the councils there.

I did the deals on a shopping centre at Kallangur & the huge AMCOR paper mill at Brendale by attracting them into the developments & even sold properties to the council & its head solicitor.

The council heads are aware of my & my credentials yet I received no expression of interest forms to fill out. So who did they send the forms to & decide not to appoint anyone anyway.

Does that speak of the quality of the applicants or just a change of direction by council?

What we have had to deal with in this council & previous councils is that none of them have had any real experience in developments & really have limited knowledge of what major investors want. Any investments made in this shire have already been decided by the investors & the council members are just shirt tailing the developments for political mileage.

We have good people on council but there need to be some experienced persons in the system.

Talk fests & committees are great if they are focused on what will attract developers & investors & action it accordingly.

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Henry Sapiecha

REMOVING MINIMUM WAGES FOR YOUTH WORKERS A GOOD START TO KICK START TRAINING & JOBS

June 10th, 2013

OUR COUNTRY’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON REMOVING MINIMUM WAGES FOR YOUTH

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Rising youth unemployment is the ”scandal of our times” and should be tackled by removing the minimum wage, introducing more training programs and maintaining an onshore manufacturing workforce, the global head of hiring firm Adecco says.

With youth unemployment in Europe and Australia at twice the overall jobless rate, and above 50 per cent in Greece and Spain, Adecco chief executive Patrick De Maeseneire said countries had to rethink how they constructed their economies or ”lose a generation for whom we are not creating a future”.

”What can we do to create an economy where there is a future for everybody?” Mr De Maeseneire, who heads one of the world’s biggest recruitment firms, said during a visit to Australia.

MaeseneireEurope a warning, says Patrick De Maeseneire.

”We have to dare to get away from minimum wages … and from the yearly increases because of inflation. We have to build a competitive workforce at the lower level just to get them started. A couple of years later they will be above that minimum, but let them start and build up their experience.”

But Australian Workers Union national vice-president Stephen Bali said lower wages were not a solution given the high cost of living.

Instead, he called for more permanent jobs and a move away from casual work, as well as affordable training for younger employees and apprenticeships.

”You don’t need cheap wages. Even if you halve the wages in Australia, would it save one job? No. The cost of living in Australia is a lot different to other countries,” he said. Even the cost of taking a Certificate IV course at TAFE had soared.

Mr De Maeseneire’s comments came after Ford said it was ending its local manufacturing operations in 2016 as the cost of producing cars in Australia had become uncompetitive. About 1200 jobs were expected to be lost, with positions in related industries also affected.

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Mr De Maeseneire said a Danish study of youths between 1995 and 2010 found those who were unemployed at a younger age were less likely to be employed when they were older, or earning much less than those who initially had a job.

In Australia, the unemployment rate for teenagers between 15 and 19 was at 15.8 per cent in April. It was 11.7 per cent for those aged between 15 and 24. The overall jobless rate in April was 5.5 per cent.

In Europe, the jobless for those under 25 was 23.5 per cent in March. It passed 59 per cent in Greece and 55 per cent in Spain.

The high rate has set off alarm bells and is set to top the agenda of European Union leaders when they meet in late June.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the youth jobless rate was a ”catastrophe”, and Italy’s Labour Minister Enrico Giovannini said it was ”not acceptable” the best-educated generation was being placed ”on hold”.

Mr De Maeseneire said he supported permanent positions rather than temporary ones but warned that Europe showed higher minimum wages and inflexible employment practices meant ”nobody hires anybody any more. If you lower that barrier, companies will say, what’s the risk [in hiring these youths].”

In Europe, fiscal austerity as well as inflexible labour market policies have been blamed for the so-called ”lost generation” of unemployed young people.

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Mr De Maeseneire said countries such as Australia also needed to maintain industrial and manufacturing jobs to keep unskilled youth involved in the economy.

”You cannot have a service economy without an underlying industrial economy,” he said. ”You dig that stuff out of the ground, ship it in big tankers and have it transformed in China into final products – or you could do that yourself and create a lot of added value for the country.”

He cited Spain, where a 17 per cent difference in salaries enticed Ford to move out of Genk, Belgium, to Valencia, and said the global financial crisis had given nations the opportunity to transform their economies.

”This is not a plea for low salaries; it is about investing in productivity, in differentiation and innovation,” he said. Australia’s manufacturing wages were still within a competitive range, unlike Europe’s, and should be kept at that level for several years.

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Henry Sapiecha
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FRASER COAST TO GET NEW $100M PRIVATE HOSPITAL & TURNS SOIL OVER NOW

January 8th, 2013

NEW PRIVATE HOSPITAL FOR HERVEY BAY TURNS OVER SOIL

In 18 months time, the eight-bed St Stephen’s day surgery at Pialba will be transformed into a gleaming new medical facility with five operating theatres and 96 beds.

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Mayor Gerard O’Connell described Monday’s sod-turning as a “red letter day” for the region, and said the $87.5 million, Australian-first digital hospital would be the biggest development ever built on the Fraser Coast.

“This signals the start of an 18-month construction period that will create jobs for 300 people and, by the end of it, we will have a new hospital that will create another two or three hundred jobs,” he said.

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“A lot of the services that this hospital will provide are services that people currently have to go to the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane for.

“It is of real economic and community benefit.”

St Stephen’s general manager Leanne Tones said work would start in earnest on January 24, subject to receiving final approval from the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

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“It’s exciting that we’re finally taking the next steps,” she said.

“It’s the first hospital of its kind in Australia and it’s great to get going.”

The new e-health facility is “the way of the future” and will benefit patients, the Fraser Coast community and medical health sectors, Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek said.

The first sods of the new St Stephen’s hospital were turned by UnitingCare Health executive director Richard Royle and Queensland Senator John Hogg.

The shovel used was a unique tool, hand-painted by artist Jackson Martin, who created a modern twist on indigenous art by painting turtles in a 3D style.

Once the building is complete, the painted shovel will take pride of place as an art instalment.


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As well as being the country’s first hospital to use a state-of-the-art digital system for medical records and equipment, the new facility will have five operating theatres, six renal dialysis treatment bays, six oncology treatment bays, and will also provide acute care.

The hospital, at the corner of Urraween Rd and Nissen St, will also offer training for nursing students and allied health placements.

The e-health system will include portals for patients, the community and medical staff, and will link to other parts of the health system including Hervey Bay’s public hospital, medical practitioners, universities and diagnostic providers for radiology and pathology.

The system will also allow easier access to up-to-date records, provide alerts for allergies and abnormal results, and create electronic orders to diagnostic providers.

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The Federal Government has committed $47.1 million to construction of the new hospital, under the Health and Hospital Fund Regional Priority Round.

Keys to the St Stephen’s Regional Hospital are expected to be handed over in August next year, to allow for testing of the new systems ahead of a September 2014 opening date.
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Sourced from the local chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

HANGCOCK MINING SAYS FRASER COAST FIFO MINE WORKERS INITIATIVE COULD PAY OFF FOR THE REGION IN JOBS

December 20th, 2012

FIFO MINE WORKERS TO BE BASED AT THE FRASER COAST PERHAPS

MINING giant GVK Hancock will investigate tapping into a fly-in, fly-out labour force from the Wide Bay to use in the construction of two mines.
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Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, RDA WBB, has signed a five-year agreement with GVK Hancock in a significant boost to the RDA’s stated aim of attracting 3000 resource sector workers to the region within three years.

GVK Hancock is developing two mines in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland – the Alpha Coal Project and the Kevin’s Corner Project, which are supported by rail and port construction.

GVK estimates it will require about 4500 construction workers at peak for the Alpha Coal Project and more than 1800 construction workers for the Kevin’s Corner Project.

Building a network of direct flights from the Wide Bay Burnett to feed both projects during the construction phase is the aim.

“Opportunities in the resource sector are there for the taking but the challenge is to link employers operating in remote areas with suitable workers in high available labour areas such as the Wide Bay Burnett,” RDA WBB executive officer Paul Massingham said.
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“This is a significant step forward in establishing fly-in, fly-out operations in the Wide Bay Burnett.

“To capitalise on this opportunity, I encourage all resource sector workers to register their details at IM4FIFO.com.au.”

Managing director of Hancock Coal Paul Mulder commended RDA WBB for showing leadership and taking the initiative to understand resource sector issues and GVK Hancock’s projects in particular.

“An (agreement) with RDA WBB gives access to a skilled workforce, direct flight infrastructure and training solutions to support construction” Mr Mulder said.
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The FIFO Coordinator project is part of a state and federal government jointly-funded program designed to link job seekers in the Wide Bay Burnett with resource companies

Sourced from the local chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

MINING WORKERS REGISTER SOUGHT FOR THE FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND

February 13th, 2012

MINERS & THEIR FAMILIES ARE SOUGHT TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AT THE FRASER COAST TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FLIGHTS DIRECT FROM THE MINES

CHARTER airline companies have called for a central register of Fraser Coast mine and resource sector workers to offer them & their families great deals to use the Fraser Coast as a home base.

Seair and Advance Aviation are ready to fly to any mine site in Queensland, but say they are hampered by a lack of direct contacts in Queensland’s rapidly expanding resource sector.

Operators say the register is a necessity if they are to be able to offer cheap airfares to service the mining industry..

The success of a fly-in fly-out model depends on mine workers being able to group together so they can charter a plane economically.

“We have eight-seater planes that we can run to anywhere, but we need to be able to get in contact with the workers so they can organise a charter between themselves,” Advance Aviation boss Alex Mercer said.

“For example, we can take off from Hervey Bay, stop in Maryborough and Bundaberg and then fly on.

“With a full plane you could probably go from the mine in Emerald to your front door in Hervey Bay or Maryborough for about $350 and it would take an hour and a half.

“If you have to hub through Brisbane it will take you the best part of a day.”

He said individual seats could not be sold for charter flights like commercial airlines.

The Queensland Resource Council says there are 845 resource sector workers living on the Fraser Coast but working outside the region.

Lawrence Consulting, in a report for Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, estimates the total direct stimulus to the region at $38 million.

“We are currently developing a workforce strategy for the region and part of that is identifying workers in the resource sector who travel out of the region,” Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett economic co-ordinator Jared Moriarty said.

“We have to work out what will attract people to register with us so we can capture as many people as possible.”

Sourced from the Chronicle & published by Henry Sapiecha

THE VERY SUCCESSFUL JOB MART EXPO IS ON AGAIN AT THE FRASER COAST QLD

August 25th, 2011

FRASER COAST JOB MART EXPO IS ON AGAIN

Fraser Coast JobMart
Fraser Coast JobMart is an annual showcase of education providers and businesses offering a diverse range or training and employment opportunities and advice.

It is a fantastic opportunity for business to get involved with our community, raise awareness of your business and promote the careers and employment opportunities available in our region.

This year’s JobMart will be held at the Brolga Theatre on Tuesday 6 September from 3.00pm-5.30pm.

More Information:
Click here to register your business using the Exhibitors Registration Form.

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DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT QLD TO RUN WORKSHOP VIA DEEDI

August 24th, 2011

Essential Business Workshops
DEEDI – starting 30 August

The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation invites you to take part in a comprehensive activity-based workshop series. Essentials for business success is made up of the following seminars and workshops which build on each other and are designed to provide you with further information, strategies and practical examples as you move through the series.

CLICK HERE to download all the workshop details (including dates)

The first workshop is next Tuesday – there are limited numbers and you need to RSVP by Thursday!

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WEB CONFERENCE ON STAFF RETENTION SET FOR MARCH 16TH

March 6th, 2011

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What Supervisors Can Do Today to Inspire & Motivate Your Superstars
**   Simple ways to integrate employee recognition into your daily routine
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How to Avoid the Top Mistakes that Cost Supervisors their Best Employees
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FLY IN, FLY OUT FRASER COAST & NATIONAL MINING JOBS

March 5th, 2011

MONEY TO COME INTO FRASER COAST WITH A FLY IN FLY OUT FORMAT
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Fly In Fly Out-Fill out the survey


Our collegaues at Regional Innovations Australia are conducting an online survey to ascertain the number of people who are interested  in living in the Wide Bay area of Queensland and using the Fraser Coast  airports as a fly in fly out hub to mining destinations.

The establishment of a Fly in Fly Out (FIFO) hub during the curent Australian mining boom could be a major economic boost for lifestyle areas who otherwise will miss out on the  great mining boom.

Achieving a target of even 1000 people living  in a coastal area and working in remote mining locations could generate a minimum $100,000,000 to $150,000,000 in wages to an economy.

The aim is to determine commercial and economic opportunities around the creation of a FIFO hub on Queensland’s Fraser Coast for those within 1 1/2 hours driving distance of Hervey Bay.

The survey can be taken at:

http://svy.mk/flyinflyout

Please pass the link on to your networks and people who may be interested.

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STAFF SPECIALIST POSITION AVAILABLE IN HERVEY BAY WITH HIGH VALUE PACKAGE

December 10th, 2010

Staff Specialist Hervey Bay Queensland

  • Beautiful Coastal Location – Excellent Lifestyle Opportunity
  • Fantastic Remuneration Package 375K+++
  • Fantastic Leadership and Support – Post Starts Jan/Feb 2011

Staff Specialist (Intensivist)

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a dedicated
and focused team of ICU doctors and Nursing staff. If you are
looking for a new challenge or your first opportunity to work
as a Specialist in Qld, then this is an excellent opportunity to
enhance your career with Queensland Health.
Are you the right person for the job?
You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key attributes.  Within the context of the responsibilities described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:
  1. Demonstrated experience in the delivery of specialist services such as TPN, CVVHD, Clinical Research and other associated services related to intensive care medicine.
  2. Work with the medical and nursing team to manage the critically ill patients in the combined ICU/HDU/CCU level 1 unit (within the clinical services capability for the facility and the clinical processes formally granted to the Staff Specialist).
  3. Consultation with colleagues from other medical disciplines when those colleagues attend patients in the unit.
  4. Consultation concerning patients’ care in other areas of the Hospital.
  5. Being immediately available for urgent consultation and in assisting in resuscitation of other critically ill patients.
  6. In provision of advice, assistance and, if necessary, retrieval of patients to other hospitals in the area.
Qualifications/Professional registration/Other requirements
  1. Registration as an Intensivist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with a current annual practicing certificate is essential plus Joint Faculty Intensive Care Medicine,
  2. Where required, the Staff Specialist must provide a reasonable on call for professional duties.
  3. Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and/or registration with the appropriate registration authority, including and necessary endorsements, to be provided prior to commencement of duty.
Salary Rates:  $169,593.00 to $179,807.00 p/a (L25-L27) and $141,819.00 to $164,728.00 p/a (L18-L24)
Please forward your cv@ccjobs.com.au or
contact Jonathan Richards (Branch Manager)
on or 07 5599 4463 or 1300 360 363 to discuss your application.
Thank you.

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