saw this tonight
saw this tonight
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wow thats interesting Stevo.....hopefully we will be moving to Oz in a few months. Hubby will need work, so maybe I can ship him off down a mine . Certainly wouldn't sniff at a 100K job!!
I see you are from Notts - so are we, carlton to be specific......can't wait to get out of here and to SA. Where are you from originally?
Can't read it as you have to log in, but 100k job and move to the middle of nowhere?? Why not just get paid that in the city? Best of both worlds lol
Is that the programme that was on ABC last night? They were talking about skilled migration but seemed to be looking at places like the Philippines to get workers.
Don't know why they dont train up the asylum seekers in detention centres to drive trucks etc while they're in there, then they could go do the jobs when they come out!
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Apr 20, 2011 12:03pm
DESPERATE firm prepared to pay big bucks for basic labouring jobs says move is a chance for people to chuck in city jobs.
In an aggressive recruitment campaign for 150 staff, the construction and services company, Ostwald Bros, is offering everything from six-figure salaries to housing subsidies, fly-in, fly-out and stints of two weeks on, one week off, reported The Courier-Mail.
Chief executive Brendan Ostwald said the lucrative packages were part of trying to get the right people into a booming Surat Basin and regional Queensland, where the coal and gas industries have rejuvenated dying towns.
Dalby's unemployment levels have dropped as low as 2 per cent in the past year and the company has even had to reach into local schools to market itself to students.
It has also been forced to recruit some engineers from the crippled economy of Ireland.
Mr Ostwald said it was an opportunity for people in the city to chuck in their jobs and have a career change as well as a tree-change and the company was prepared to pay for it.
"That would be what we consider a minimum," he said of the $100,000 salary for some labourers and plant operators.
"That is the rate for 14 days on and seven days off. We have to do whatever it takes to get the right people."
The more remote the worksite, the better the pay and not all the jobs, which range from administrative staff to engineers, pay above the $100,000 mark.
The company recently won a $60 million contract from coal seam gas company QCG, but Mr Ostwald said all the jobs for that contract were filled. The recruitment campaign will increase the company's workforce by 30 per cent.
Construction giant Bechtel is also recruiting for jobs in Gladstone export facilities.
When you start to look into it and work out thats 14 days at 12 hour shifts with no penalty rates for weekend and overtime, it's not that great a wage.
Not worth it. It works out at $34/ph. You can get $31 at Kanmantoo and go home every day.