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Tom Triumphs Thanks to Transition to Work

Tom Triumphs Thanks to Transition to Work

All of the above was the case for Tom when he first signed up with BUSY At Work and the Transition to Work program. Tom’s story is not uncommon for many young people who have left school and are struggling with health issues or personal hardships. When Tom did recover from his health issues, he put everything he could into

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Get BUSY Get Fit Program Helps Lucas Achieve His Work Goals

Get BUSY Get Fit Program Helps Lucas Achieve His Work Goals

Twenty two year old Lucas Richardson knows how hard it can be to make ends meet when you are not getting enough work hours but his determination to improve his job readiness skills has not gone unnoticed by BUSY At Work Program Coordinator/Mentor, Robyn Donnelly. After completing a Bachelor of Music Technology and working part time at Woolworth's for a number of years, Lucas’s determination to succeed is finally starting to pay dividends.

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Full-time Employment Growth Continues

Full-time Employment Growth Continues

Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed full-time employment grew by 62,000, while 48,000 part-time jobs were lost. BUSY At Work CEO Paul Miles said “It’s great to see this full-time employment trend continue for the ninth month consecutively, however let’s not lose sight of the fact that we are down in full-time employment from a decade ago."

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BUSY helps Quentin reconnect with his passion for food

BUSY helps Quentin reconnect with his passion for food

It’s been a whirlwind three months for Sous Chef Quentin Roper since he first connected with BUSY At Work Job Placement Officer Noosaville, Kimberley Goodwin. During that time Quentin’s passion for work has grown in leaps and bounds to the point where he now has a secure full time job and is confident in his future. Kimberley said Quentin had shown great determination and resilience after being many years out of work.

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Andersyn excels in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Andersyn excels in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

When Andersyn Landt started doing general cleaning and gardening at the Mackay and District Australian South Sea Islander Association (MADASSIA) centre as a participant in a Working for the Dole (WfD) activity, she never imagined it might lead to a possible future career in the administration field. As well as developing her Microsoft Office skills and assisting with office clerical duties Andersyn is also studying for her Certificate III in Business Administration which she hopes to complete by the end of the year.

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BUSY backs Queensland Government’s extension of $20,000 Youth Boost

BUSY backs Queensland Government’s extension of $20,000 Youth Boost

The $20,000 Youth Boost payment has been an integral part of the government’s $100 million Back to Work Program which has seen 2,323 Queenslanders employed by 1,090 regional businesses. The Youth Boost payment is specifically targeted towards employers who hire unemployed youth aged between 15 to 24 in the eligible regions of Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Mackay/Whitsunday, Central Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett North West and South West. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said the extension of the Youth Boost pay

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Darien thrives in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Darien thrives in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Mackay local Darien Andrews is positive proof that being a participant in a Working for the Dole (WfD) program can be a meaningful and life changing experience. The 21 year old signed up for a Work for the Dole activity at the Pioneer Tennis Club in September last year and is relishing the opportunity to learn new business skills in an office environment. BUSY At Work, Work for the Dole Coordinator, Kristy Gostelow said Darien had performed so well at the club that he was offered a traineeship on 30 January this year a

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$20,000 Youth Boost incentive extended for Employer for another 8 months

$20,000 Youth Boost incentive extended for Employer for another 8 months

The State Government today announced they have extended their offer of $20,000 for employers hiring staff aged between 15 and 24 years in regional Queensland for another eight months. The $20,000 Youth Boost payment is specifically targeted towards employers who hire unemployed youth aged between 15 to 24 during the eligibility period between 1 December 2016 and now extended to 31 October 2017 (inclusive). Payments are available for apprenticeships and traineeships where the employer is not eligible for Queensland’s

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BUSY helps Juan reconnect with the labour market and a career in hospitality

BUSY helps Juan reconnect with the labour market and a career in hospitality

It’s been a whirlwind six months for Hotel Houseman Juan Concha since he first connected with BUSY At Work Project Coordinator/Mentor, Valerie Osburn. During that time Juan’s confidence has grown in leaps and bounds to the point where he now has a part time job and is well on the way to completing his Certificate III in Hospitality. Such is his remarkable progress Juan has now been nominated for the Queensland Training Awards 2017 Equity VET (Vocational Education and Training) Student of the Year Award. The award r

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BUSY helps Daniel find a new career helping others

BUSY helps Daniel find a new career helping others

In September last year Daniel Newell was at a low point in his life. With a wife and two children to support, the future was looking very uncertain with Daniel unable to secure regular work to make ends meet. After connecting with Jason Meyer, BUSY At Work’s Job Placement Officer for Smithfield, Mareeba and Atherton, Daniel was able to turn his life around and is now working full time in a new career which is not only financially rewarding but one he is passionate about. In the lead up to meeting Jason, Daniel ha

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