Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

New Residents Hunt for Jobs

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

New Residents Hunt for Jobs

Article excerpt

AS THE Gladstone region celebrates Multicultural Week, how do we draw a connection between cultural diversity and small business?

One of the hot topics to come out of last Friday's forum on building opportunities in a culturally diverse region was the bizarre reality that there are talented, non-Anglo residents available for work, while small businesses struggle to fill positions.

Some people told the forum they had come to Gladstone as spouses of foreign workers, but were surprised they could not find work for themselves.

The clear outcome of the discussion was that better strategies were needed to connect the two groups.

For the past year, people have been discussing the spouses of foreign workers on 457 visas, who are available to work and probably don't want to sit at home all day anyway.

One person looking for solutions is Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rick Hansen. He spoke on the issue at the forum and, along with other GCCI members, has made no secret of the need for new ways of thinking. …

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