WHAT YOU SAID: Industries should provide jobs for locals
THE big six industries in Gladstone are keen to strengthen their relationship with the community and improve the level of trust.
After a story in this paper on Saturday, about the results of a new survey commisioned by GILG, we asked our social networkers what they thought industry could do for Gladstone.
Dianne Daniels wrote: "Give locals jobs. There should be no unemployment in this town. You expect locals to trust you. You lost that trust the day you overlooked the unemployed in this town and brought people in from outside when there were already plenty of skilled people here looking for work..."
Natasha Whitehead Wilkins agreed.
"Hire the locals. Get the unemployment down... Help with the training... For the younger generation to be able to do the same jobs when we want to retire."
Joanne Glover said: Give locals jobs and make a full on effort to reduced the cost of living for example food and fuel is so much higher here than down south always has been not everyone I'd FIFO and on big wages..looks after long term locals there here to stay
Thomas Bartley said industry should help small sporting clubs with infastructure or donations.
"Build a indoor community centre for sports and playground for littlies, give some money to the hospital to get it a little better, perhaps a little quicker... Employ locals would be great."
Scott Barber: Employ locals only would be a good start. Its not just the gas plants doing it now
Katie Talmage said: Work with schools. Support locally for the young people. If they really are here for the long term, they need to invest in the future of Gladstone starting with the children.
Graeme Vincent: They could start by investing in people who have invested pretty much their entire lives in the area. Its a pretty simple concept really, you want local support then support the frigging locals. I get pretty sick of hearing from mates back home that cant get a start in businesses that set up in their home town, its a frigging disgrace.