Searching for jobs to build homes in the south-east of Australia can be a daunting prospect.
The region has a growing population but a low labour market and few opportunities for construction workers.
In order to help fill those gaps, Job Hunters Queensland is launching a job hunt for those looking for construction work in the region.
Job hunters will receive priority access to construction jobs in the Queensland Government’s Greater Brisbane Area (GBA) and South West region, the group said.
The group said the search for new construction jobs would be conducted in conjunction with Job Hunters Qld, the Queensland Building and Construction Association (QBCCA) and the Construction Council of Queensland (CCQ).
A job seeker can submit a completed application to Job Hunters and the company will determine if the applicant has the right skills and experience to meet the specific requirements.
Queensland is currently the only state in Australia to have a vacancy rate below 4 per cent and is looking for new jobseekers to fill this gap.
The Queensland Building Construction Association said the new job hunt would give the industry a boost to grow.
“Queenslanders want to be able to build and we want to make sure that we are in a position to help them build their homes and businesses,” QBCCA’s regional director, Steve Stokes, said.
Stokes said construction was a key sector for the Queensland building industry.
“Building is a major part of our Queensland economy and this is another way that we can help Queensland build its economy,” he said.
“It will also give new and existing construction jobs a boost.
While it will take some time for those applicants to get through, the job hunt will give Queensland a great opportunity to boost construction activity in the GBA.”
The search for a Queensland construction job will begin from May 19.
Anyone interested in applying for a job should apply online, and a further three days for a second application.
Job seekers will receive a notification by email when the search has closed, but can still apply online.
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