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We love catching up with our candidates, past and present, and it’s always great to hear how they are  going and what they are up to. We recently heard from one of our candidates, Rebecca Milliner, who was promoted to the Events and Marketing Manager at the Cairns RSL. Having been with the organisation for less than a year, this is truly a testament to Rebecca’s excellent skills and hard work. Well done, Rebecca! As part of her new role, Rebecca is organising the ANZAC Day celebrations this year with events planned for 24th and 25th April. This year’s ANZAC Day celebrations will include a War Birds fly over, as well as the official opening of the Armoury Room in the Kokoda Hall Museum.

This past month, our new offices were featured on the Brookes Build Pty Ltd Facebook page. The finished product of all their hard work and craftsmanship is wonderful and we are very proud to be working in such a beautiful and functional office space.  

Congratulations to the new committee members of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, who were announced after their recent annual general meeting. More details of this, as well as other news stories in the region, are detailed in our What’s News section.
 




Thankfully, whilst Cairns and Townsville dodged the fury of Cyclone Debbie it, none the less, had a big impact on our regions. Townsville caught the northern edge of TC Debbie as it headed on its destructive path towards the coast experiencing strong winds and heavy rain. All of Townsville’s schools and many of its businesses were closed.  The Bowen, Proserpine, Whitsundays and Mackay regions were hit hard and the system has continued to cause flooding down as far south as Northern NSW.
 
In Precruitment, our role was to prepare for teams of staff to be ready to be deployed for emergency situations for the State Government, Ergon and emergency community services organisations including the Red Cross. It is still early days as far as the clean-up goes, with water only just returning to some areas and power expected to be out in many places for some days to come. We are yet to see the results of the flooding.
 
Our hearts go out to all the communities affected by this powerful cyclone and we hope the tourists quickly return to the Whitsundays and that buildings, businesses and lives are soon restored to normal...
                                            
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 ...

Executive Assistant:

  • Professionally presented with an excellent work ethic.
  • Previous experience includes travel & event management, preparation of agendas and minutes for executive level meetings, diary coordination.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Flexible and focused with excellent communication skills.
  • Available for permanent and temporary roles in Cairns. #23636

Tax Accountant

  • CPA qualified.
  • Good blend of commercial and professional experience with an up to date tax knowledge.
  • Professionally presented with a warm personality.
  • Has worked in high transaction, multi-site businesses.
  • Bachelor of Business.
  • HandiTax/HandiLedger software experience.
  • Available for permanent and temporary roles in Cairns. #23546

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 ...

Early Childhood Teacher:
Located just over an hour from Mt Isa, this rural community is well serviced with major supermarkets, hospital & health services, swimming pool, restaurants and pubs, community gym and a local airport. The Early Learning Centre provides long day care services and a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program. The 58 place centre has recently been refurbished with modern and natural playscapes, incorporating a vegetable and herb garden.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or a Diploma and working towards your ECT qualification.
  • Current Registration with the Queensland College of Teachers or the ability to obtain one.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Proficient with computerised management systems.
  • Clear criminal history check.
To apply, click here.
 

Acting Director - Childcare - 6 Week Temporary Assignment (flights & accommodation provided)
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:

  • Have a minimum 2 years qualified work experience and some experience in an acting role.
  • Support the group leaders and motivate and mentor across 4 floors.
  • Understanding of pertinent legislation and legislative requirements.
  • Current First Aid and Resuscitation Certificates.
  • Open Driver Licence.
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.

The Cairns Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting this month to sign off on the 2017 – 2018 leadership team. New members of the leadership team include property manager Danny Betros and nightclub operator Dominic Davies. Some of this year’s upcoming Cairns Chamber events include a small business summit, a VIP networking event, and a health and wellness seminar.

Iconic doughnut brand, Krispy Kreme, is coming to Cairns to hold a 2-day “pop-up” promotional event. The event will be held from 27th – 28th April at DFO Cairns and it is estimated 2.5 tonnes of the sweet treats will be flown to Cairns in preparation. The doughnuts are available by pre-order only and it is hoped that event will mark the beginning of further similar pop-up events in North Queensland.


Direct flights between Townsville and Papua New Guinea are now available. Air Niugini’s first flight from Townsville landed in Port Moresby this morning. The flights are scheduled to run every Monday and Friday. It is expected that the new flights will provide increased business connections between the cities whilst also providing further flight links to Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines.  

Over the last couple of days, Townsville police have been deployed to various locations such as Airlie Beach, to assist with cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. The Australian Defence Force has also transported personnel, equipment and potable water to Bowen as SES crews work on preparing homes and buildings.

It is predicted that Adani Group’s new Townsville offices will be located in the CBD in what used to be known as the Telstra building. The move to the River Quays building would support the council’s vision to strengthen inner city business operations. Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project is set to provide over 10,000 job and supply opportunities for local business in the region.


"Lara came in to assist us with a temporary vacancy as Council reviewed requirements of the position, but word got out about Lara’s amazing skills so it then became a fight between Mangers as to where Lara got to work – either the depot or main administration building, we had 3 managers fighting over Lara at one stage!  Apart from being a highly competent employee, Lara has always had a smile on her face, never said no to anything we have thrown her way (some of it has been crazy, hectic work). She is so positive and a very needed breath of fresh air! Lara Bingle-Croft you will be missed by the team here!"
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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