The Glenorchy Jobs Hub has recently partnered with construction company McConnell Dowell to deliver information sessions to job seekers interested in being part of the team building Tasmania’s largest ever transport infrastructure project.
Held in mid-November, the sessions enabled discussion about upcoming job vacancies in the pre-cast, erection, and steel-fixing teams at the New Bridgewater Bridge Project’s pre-cast facility near Bridgewater. At the peak of construction from mid-2023 the $786 million project will employ about 250 workers.
More than 40 job seekers were able to meet with members of McConnell Dowell’s project team at the information sessions, and discuss upcoming roles, qualifications, career opportunities and more.
McConnell Dowell’s Manager, Human Resources Andrew Barratt said he was delighted to be working with the Jobs Hub.
“McConnell Dowell and our preferred labour partners are excited to be working with the Glenorchy Jobs Hub and the Regional Jobs Hub Network, working to connect local job seekers to upcoming opportunities in the pre-cast, erection and steel fixing teams as part of the project, ” Mr Barratt said.
“Being part of these local information sessions has been a fantastic way for us to talk to locals about local opportunities, to find out what local job seekers are looking for, and answer any of their questions. We want the New Bridgewater Bridge team to reflect the diversity of our local communities.
“Glenorchy Jobs Hub Manager Cassie Athanasiou is also excited for the new partnership and the opportunities this provides for their job seekers.
“I am pleased to have the Glenorchy Jobs Hub working with McConnel Dowell and their partners. This is an exciting project with numerous opportunities for our jobs seekers to be a part of. I’m looking forward to the positive impact that it will have on Glenorchy and its surrounding communities,” said Ms Athanasiou.
Glenorchy resident and local job seeker Matthew Reardon attended the session and felt that it helped get a better understanding of the roles available with the project saying.
“It was great to see the upcoming project and better understand how it will shape the Tasmanian construction industry over the next few years. It was fantastic having this hosted at the Jobs Hub as it provided a local touch point for myself and others attending the session,” says Mr Reardon.
The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is supported for the next three years by a $1.6 million grant from the Tasmanian Government as part of Jobs Tasmania’s Regional Jobs Hub Network. The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is a not-for-profit initiative run by Glenorchy City Council in partnership with STEPS Group Australia.