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Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! After a short break over Christmas, we are well and truly getting back into the swing of things.

While many of us were taking a bit of time off over Christmas, a significant number of our temps continued to work over the holiday period. We are so proud to have such a valuable team of hard-working temps with us. If your company is looking for dedicated temporary or permanent staff, please call our Cairns or Townsville offices to find out more.

As we settle in to the rhythm of the new year we are also gearing up for the move to our new Cairns office. Although we regret to leave our wonderful spot in Cairns Corporate Tower, we are looking forward to our new location opposite what will soon be the Cairns Performing Arts Centre. It is an exciting time to be located in an area with such change and development taking place in the form of The Precinct, the Cairns Aquarium, and the upgrading of the Rydges Tradewinds hotel. In addition to the positivity which accompanies construction in the CBD, the Federal jobs package brings further hope to the region with funding available for local infrastructure projects, business innovation grants, and skills training.

In other news, we have a new Australian in our midst. Our Townsville Recruitment Consultant, Dawn Hills, celebrated Australia Day by becoming an Australian citizen. Congratulations, Dawn!

With the first month of the year now already behind us, we are looking forward to the changes that 2017 has to bring, not only for ourselves but for the region as well.
 




Happy New Year to all our clients, candidates and colleagues. I hope you had lovely Christmas and New Year celebrations with your family and friends. It is always such a busy build up to Christmas: lots of fun, shopping and socialising which is almost exhausting by the time the holidays arrive. Once all the festivities die down, it is such a nice break and time for us to reflect on the year that was and to set goals and plans for the new year ahead. It seems the whole country goes on holidays between Christmas and Australia Day.

Speaking of Australia Day, we offer our sincere congratulations to Charles Woodward, on his selection as the Cairns Citizen of the Year. Charles is a great choice for not only is he a pioneer of tourism in Cairns but he has dedicated many years toward fundraising for the Oncology Unit in Cairns and was a driver behind the Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre; and what a nice man Charles is. Congratulations to Noel Price who was awarded Townsville Citizen of the year. Noel was recognised for his decades long contribution to the Arts and Education. Noel has helped develop many young musicians to a professional level and he has volunteered his time to countless worthy community and charity organisations. His dedication and contribution to the Townsville community has been outstanding and he is a great choice for the honour.


             Gayleen and Leslie at                   Planned design for the new
             Leslie's birthday dinner.                Cairns office.
      
                                                 
To continue reading Gayleen's update click here...


Are you looking for exceptional talent? Here is just a small selection of our great candidates available now ...

Intelligence Analyst:

  • A career analyst with extensive experience in criminal intelligence (law enforcement).
  • Extensive Federal and State Government, and not-for-profit sector experience.
  • Highly proficient in data analysis, investigations, research, project management and report writing.
  • Competent, versatile, results oriented, tenacious and flexible in service delivery. #22846

General Manager:

  • Experienced and highly regarded.
  • Government or Private Sector capabilities.
  • Particularly enjoys working in the Service Industry.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Accountable, results driven, and innovative.
  • A pragmatic "safe pair of hands"  #4291

Administrator:

  • An all-rounder with extensive customer service, administration and data entry experience.
  • Certificate III in Business Administration.
  • Certificate III in Business Administration.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Experience in warehouse and logistics operations. #25117
Finance/Administration Officer:
  • Extremely proficient office administrator with accounting skills.
  • Budget analyst with accounts payable and receivable experience.
  • Bachelor of Accountancy.
  • Certificate III in Business Administration.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Oracle. #25111

To find out more: 
Email us or call Cairns 4034 5000 or Townsville 4796 8800.
For more Exceptional Candidates click here.


Is it time to consider a new career direction or are you looking for temporary or contract employment? Here are some of the hot jobs we are recruiting for now ...

Director - Childcare:
This remote Shire Council is responsible for supporting the local community through a range of services including the provision of a well-structured child care program.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Tertiary qualified, your studies will include a Diploma in Children's Services and/or relevant graduate and post graduate qualifications.
  • Understanding of pertinent legislation and legislative requirements.
  • Computer literate particularly in aspects of the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, independently and as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes
  • Strong Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
  • Current First Aid and Resuscitation Certificate/s and Driver Licence
  • Current Blue Card A suitability card or ability to acquire one
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Open Driver’s License
To apply, click here.
 

A03 Administration Officer:
A busy Government Department in the Cairns CBD requires an Administration Officer to join a small, tenacious team which supports a multitude of other departments.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Administration experience supporting Contract and Procurement Managers.
  • Experience acting as the first point of contact for customer procurement and contract management queries.
  • Ideally, a relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Understand and have had experience in maintaining a comprehensive database of supplier markets, capabilities and technology.
To apply, click here.

To find out more:
Email us or call Cairns 4034 5000 or Townsville 4796 8800.
To see more Hot Jobs click here.

A Cairns-based aquarium will supply the bulk of marine species for a new public aquarium in Japan. The marine life will travel to Japan on commercial flights. Among the animals being transported are a range of sharks, stingrays, and fish from the Great Barrier Reef. Marine species from North Queensland are supplied to aquariums all over the world, including those in the United States, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates.

Fresh Queensland lychees have been exported to the USA for the first time. Due to strict pesticide policies in the United States, the fruit shipment from North Queensland had to travel via Brisbane for testing before it was transported to the US.  

The completed redeveloped Rydges Tradewinds will feature a new 12-storey tower with 55 hotel rooms and a rooftop bar and restaurant. The existing structure will be gutted and rebuilt with 256 rooms. Due to commence construction in April this year, the $100 million redevelopment will employ approximately 400 workers during its construction phase with an estimated 100 - 150 full time staff to be employed following the upgrade.
 




Construction for Townsville’s largest master planned community is predicted to generate 7,000 local full time jobs over its 40 years planned construction period, 240 jobs which are predicted to be filled within its first year of construction. Located 15km southeast of Townsville, Elliot Springs will be the size of Annandale, Aitkenvale, Gulliver and Mundingburra combined. Following the approval process, construction is due to commence this year. The State Government will commit $15 million towards vital road, water, and sewerage infrastructure for the project. Between 10,000 – 13,000 homes are expected to be constructed by 2057, housing a predicted 26,000 residents.

Grab a coffee at Fat Dogz Café then meet up with other like-minded professionals around the corner at Zambrero, Cannon Park. There is no RSVP required for this free Townsville Chamber of Commerce event which runs from 7:30am – 8:30am on Wednesday 1st February. The Chamber will also hold a Chinese New Year themed coffee networking event on 9th February in the Townsville Bulletin Square from 8:00am – 9:00am. Bring business card and a friend. There is no need to RSVP to this free event.

 



Temp of the Month
"Helen fitted in so quickly and added value from day 1 to this busy Government Department. The team love her and value her quiet tenacity and ‘can do attitude’. She was our resounding winner for ‘Temp of the Month’ and whilst she was clearly not used to accolades – her team cooked (best mint slice!) and celebrated this with her to acknowledge the great contribution Helen has made."

Temp of the Month
"Kate is always smiling, happy to do anything and has constantly worked for us over the past 18 months.  Clients love her, she is always asked back and we just can’t thank her enough for her flexibility, ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to always do the best job she can. Enjoy Green Island Kate!"
 
Just like Precruitment, Big Cat Green Island are proud North Queenslanders, & a sponsor of our Temp of the Month Awards. Green Island is the perfect place to snorkel, dive & swim. Or take a relaxing Sunset Harbour Cruise with beautiful scenery along the Cairns coastline. Why not treat a loved one or take your whole team! Great discounts for locals are available Big Cat 30% & Cruise 20%. Visit www.greenisland.com.au
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