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CITY BOOM: Where to find a job in Toowoomba right now

Trades, hospitality and warehousing are just some of the sectors needing more people in work.
Trades, hospitality and warehousing are just some of the sectors needing more people in work. Chris Chan GLA061011GAGL

THE hospitality, retail and warehousing sectors are some of the industries needing more workers in Toowoomba right now.

That's according to employment agency Classic Recruitment, on the back of news that more than 1400 full-time jobs were created in the Toowoomba region in the last six months.

Company director Joy Mingay said she noticed job surges in five industries, including retail, transport and logistics, warehousing, hospitality, and health and communities.

"Hospitality (needs jobs) particularly, because it's very hard to find chefs and senior staff," she said.

"Everyone I talk to faces that - good chefs are hard to come by.

"Anyone in stores and warehousing logistics needs more staff, and I know Nexus are looking for blue-collar drivers and excavator operators.

"Some of the resource sector is coming back with warehousing, so parents should make sure their children get a forklift licence."

Toowoomba's unemployment rate for the December quarter is just 4.33%, one of the lowest in Queensland.

More than 3400 people were considered unemployed based on figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Looking for a job in the Garden City in warehousing, retail, health, hospitality, trades and transport?

Here are 10 positions available right now:

 

SERVICE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Employer: Endeavour Foundation

Work Type: Full-time

Industry: Health and Communities

Endeavour Foundation need an experienced leader to join their Toowoomba team as a service development and innovation manager.

Responsibilities would include developing relationships with a range of stakeholders, financial management, and acting as a leader.

Experience with the NDIS would be favourable, considering the nature of Endeavour's clientele.

Applications close April 30.

To apply for this job, click on the link here.

 

WELDER

Employer: Byrne Trailers

Work Type: Full-time

Industry: Transport and Logistics

One of Toowoomba's leading heavy vehicle equipment manufacturers needs an experienced welder to join its team.

To be successful in the role, a person will need to demonstrate experience in a similar role, be reliable and have a good work ethic, experience in auto-electrical wiring on trailers, and have your own tools.

Transport and a valid licence will also be required.

For more information, check out the website.

 

DRIVER

Employer: Direct Freight Express

Work Type: Full-Time

Industry: Transport and Logistics

Direct Freight Express need a driver to transport and distribute freight from its Toowoomba depot.

Skills and attributes needed include an open drivers licence, forklift licence, a clean police record and employment references.

Experience in the transport industry is a requirement.

To apply, head to the website.

 

MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE

Employer: Comfort Inn Glenfield

Work Type: Full-time

Industry: Hospitality

Here's something for the couples - Comfort Inn Glenfield requires a two-person management team to run its 51-room motel.

You must have a proven track record in the hospitality and hotel management industry and hold the appropriate qualifications.

Daily duties will include staff rosters, general maintenance, and cooking.

For more information, send an email to stay@comfortinnglenfield.com.au.

 

COOK

Employer: Shamrock Hotel

Work Type: Part-time

Industry: Hospitality

The Shamrock Hotel on Ruthven St needs a experienced cook to work up to 30 hours a week in a part-time role.

The ideal candidate will have three years' experience, a food safety certificate and Cert III in commercial cookery.

For more information about the role, check out the Shamrock Hotel's website.

 

STOREPERSON

Employer: Ashdown-Ingram

Work Type: Full-Time

Industry: Warehousing

Ashdown-Ingram is Australia's largest distributor of specialist automotive electrical and thermal control parts, with 55 branches and more than 500 employees.

The company needs a storeperson to work at its Toowoomba depot, with prior experience in warehouses, team-oriented approach, driver and forklift licence all considered advantageous.

You must also be physically fit and have a commitment to safety and strong communication skills.

For more information, head to www.ashdown-ingram.com.au.

 

CIVIL CONSTRUCTION/LANDSCAPE LABOURER

Employer: AWX Brisbane

Work Type: Casual/Contract

Industry: Trades and construction

AWX is a major supplier of contract work for a range of industries, dealing in workforce solutions and staff.

The company needs labourers to fill a number of landscaping and civil construction jobs across Toowoomba right now.

Specific jobs include tree planting, laying turf, general landscape construction, mulching, brush cutting, site cleaning, steel fixing, concreting and power tool operation.

You will need a white or blue card, your own PPE, car and licence, and high availability.

For more information, check out the AWX website.

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKER

Employer: St Vincent de Paul Society

Work Type: Part-time

Industry: Health and Communities

St Vinnie's need a qualified and experienced worker to work with disabled clients across Toowoomba.

Well-developed negotiation, problem solving and interpersonal skills are required, along with the ability to communicate with stakeholders in written and verbal form.

The successful applicant must have a current driver's licence, first aid and CPR certificates and a blue card.

For more details, check out the website.

 

GRAIN HANDLER/YARDS PERSON

Employer: Toowoomba Grain Storage and Handling

Work Type: Casual

Industry: Trades and Construction/Warehousing

This Toowoomba company needs a casual employee to help unload and load trucks, bag commodities, keep the site clean, sample grains, and operate weighbridges were necessary.

A forklift ticket is ideal, with weekend work available as well as the option to go permanent.

To apply for this job, email admin@Toowoombagrain.com.au.

 

CLINICAL NURSE

Employer: Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

Work Type: Full-time

Industry: Health and Communities

DDHHS needs a clinical nurse provide leadership, solve problems and work collaboratively to achieve good health outcomes in the Cardiac Investigation Unit.

Relevant qualifications and experience are required.

The Clinic Nurse will report to the Nurse Unit Manager.

For more information, call Robyn Butler on 0437 825 521.

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