Gladstone Job Market looking strong
Figures released this afternoon show an upsurge in the number of employment ads booked for newspapers throughout regional Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
In Gladstone, the region tipped to be at the epicenter of steep industrial growth, The Observer newspaper reported an employment ad tally of more than 73 – well up on the number of ads booked in previous months in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Editor Meredith Papavasiliou said The Observer welcomed the increase in volume as an indication of increased confidence among the region’s businesses.
Ms Papavasiliou said the upsurge also coincided with the launch of the new MyCareer employment section, which incorporated Search4Jobs, in a landmark agreement between APN News and Media and Fairfax.
“This is good news,” she said.
“By no means are we out of the woods yet, and there are still many businesses doing it tough in the wake of the GFC.
“But now, we are looking to the future and the business community is gearing up to make sure it has the skills and the people it needs to meet future needs.”
MyCareer, incorporating Search4Jobs will be published in tomorrow’s bumper edition of The Observer.