Jobs still available in Gladstone

THIS year has been a big win for Australia with unemployment rates dropping to 4.9%, the lowest rate in two years.

And Gladstone has been no exception.

According to the Department of Education and Workplace Relations the unemployment rate currently sits at 6.1% for Central Queensland with Gladstone's latest figures at 4.2%.

Jenni Carr from Adecco Employment Services in Gladstone said though there was no skills shortage in Gladstone, there were still pockets of employment available in the Gladstone and Rockhampton regions.

"There is still employment in the trade and skilled areas but there seems to be a business wage struggle for small business seeking workers," Ms Carr said.

Ms Carr said most people through her door were wanting to work immediately and were finding jobs fairly quickly.

"So far I haven't experienced anyone unwilling to work but the job market has stalled over the past two months and it is now just taking off again," she said.

Ms Carr said there was still a demand for both unskilled and skilled workers, especially when larger businesses were struggling to find large numbers of workers at once for a project.

"There is a scramble in bigger business to find large groups of people for projects at once but after the larger employers have soaked up the expertise and the project is finished there is a large amount of workers coming back on the market."

Ms Carr said she was also aware of large numbers of workers coming to Gladstone from out of town.

"There is a substantial amount of people coming from interstate to Gladstone looking for work as they know there is a demand for workers."

If you are currently unemployed or looking for work you are encouraged to phone Adecco Gladstone on 49701900.

MORNING REWIND: Top stories you may have missed

Premium Content MORNING REWIND: Top stories you may have missed

Where we fill you in on the biggest stories you may have missed yesterday, December...

Police called to break up teen brawl

Premium Content Police called to break up teen brawl

A QPS spokesman said there was an altercation between the youths overnight.

FIRST LOOK: Plans for Gladstone’s new manufacturing school

Premium Content FIRST LOOK: Plans for Gladstone’s new manufacturing school

The new development for CQU has been lodged with the Gladstone Regional Council.