Employers rewarded for creating jobs

Employers located between Kempsey and Woolgoolga were given the opportunity to win travel vouchers thanks to the recent Summer of Jobs competition organised by Enterprise & Training Company (ETC).

ETC’s Acting CEO Jenny Barnett said the purpose of the competition was to generate more job opportunities for unemployed people.

“The government recognises the Mid North Coast as a priority employment area given the high level of unemployment and under-employment in our region,” Ms Barnett said.

“As the leading employment services provider in the Mid North Coast we pride ourselves on working closely with employers to meet their needs and provide them with the most suitably skilled and qualified job seekers that match their vacancy needs.”

Ms Barnett said during the competition period, which ran over the Summer, employers had to list a job vacancy and recruit a new staff member, with winners randomly selected from Coffs Harbour, Nambucca and Kempsey.

Tanya Bridge from Twisted Sisters Café in Coffs Harbour was thrilled to win the travel voucher.

“I’m planning a family holiday next year at the Gold Coast so this can help to pay for accommodation,” said Ms Bridge.

“The chef I employed through ETC is excellent – he’s doing great.”

Two long-term unemployed job seekers have now scored themselves a job thanks to Malt & Honey Café in South West Rocks. Malt & Honey owner Kirrily McIntosh said that they are also looking to employ another staff member at the moment.

“Whenever I need staff, I think of Brad at ETC,” said Ms MsIntosh.

Erskine Dental in Nambucca recruited three Indigenous staff from ETC in the last month and from all reports are settling into their roles and keen to take on more responsibility.

“We will put this travel voucher towards our staff who have to travel a fair bit,” said Erskine Dental’s Financial Controller Chad Salter.

When recruiting new staff, ETC can save you time, money and take the hassle out of employing someone. ETC provides FREE recruitment services in Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, Kempsey, Woolgoolga, Toormina, Urunga, Dorrigo and South West Rocks.

To speak with a Recruitment Consultant, contact ETC today on 1800 007 400.

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