Move to Gladstone signals a shift in careers for Kyra
HELPING people wherever she goes, Kyra Hooper's move to Gladstone not only signified a change of scenery but also a shift in career direction.
Previously working in health care as an assistant in nursing, Ms Hooper said she came to Gladstone looking for a more upbeat work environment.
She found the change she was looking for three weeks ago, when she started a new job working as an employment advisor at Neato Employment.
"I've always wanted to help people and the health industry was quite difficult physically and mentally, so I find with recruitment you're still helping people, but in a different way," she said.
"Helping someone find employment can change their life."
With an interest in the arts, Ms Hooper is keen to join the local dancing community and maybe even set up a youth dance centre of her own.
Hailing from Toowoomba where she spent the last 10 years, Ms Hooper said she loves Gladstone as her new home and everyone was very welcoming and friendly.
"I really like the atmosphere here, it is very social and there is a lot of work," she said.
"I have met lots of interesting people."
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