Golden Job Opportunities Showcased In Mount Morgan

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The future of the Mount Morgan community is looking golden, with hundreds of current and future jobs highlighted at the Mount Morgan Jobs Expo.

Attended by students from Mount Morgan State High School and more than a dozen employers and training providers, the tailored careers expo aimed to improve employment outcomes for the Mount Morgan community and offer well-paid and stable jobs which support the town’s future growth.

Rockhampton Regional Council, through its lead economic development agency, Advance Rockhampton, delivered the event in partnership with Workforce Australia, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and various job active agencies.

Deputy Mayor Drew Wickerson said employers are increasingly turning to Mount Morgan to fill high-value positions.

“Major projects from Heritage Minerals, Mort and Co, and in the energy sector are creating exciting opportunities for Mount Morgan through new employment options and economic stimulus from businesses into the town,” Deputy Mayor Wickerson said.

“Having organisations such as Heritage Minerals, Construction Skills Queensland, BMD, Neoen, Teys and JBS taking part in today’s expo shows the incredible potential they see in the future of Mount Morgan, and the wealth of career pathways available to locals.”

“Through Advance Rockhampton, Council continues to advocate for a strong future for Mount Morgan, whether that be through the construction of the permanent water pipeline or supporting events like the Mount Morgan Jobs Expo.

Since Council’s adoption of the Advancing Mount Morgan Strategy, the unemployment rate across the Mount Morgan district has dropped from 18.3% in 2016 to a low of 11.7% in 2022 but is starting to increase again to 17.7% in 2023 according to ABS data, which is another good reason to undertake this expo.

Division 5 Councillor Cherie Rutherford said today’s event provided direct employment opportunities for job seekers and supported the creation of employment pathways for school students.

“The passion Mount Morgan residents hold for their community is second-to-none,” Cr Rutherford said.

“By supporting young people to find employment close to home, we’re doing everything we can to encourage the next generation to put down roots and commit to a future in Mount Morgan.”

The Mount Morgan Jobs Expo was supported by Rockhampton Regional Council through in-kind support.

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