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Local jobs expo coming to Mount Morgan

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Published on 27 May 2024



Rockhampton Regional Council, through its lead economic development agency, Advance Rockhampton is proud to announce its partnership with Workforce Australia, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and various Job Active agencies to deliver the Mount Morgan Jobs Expo on 12 June.

Following the successful Capricorn MEGA Careers Expo in Rockhampton, this tailored event will cater specifically for the Mount Morgan community and will be attended by several local employers including Heritage Minerals, Aula Energy and Rockhampton Regional Council.

Rockhampton Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Drew Wickerson, said improving employment outcomes for Mount Morgan was a priority identified in the Advancing Mount Morgan Strategy.

“High-value employers are opening up jobs in Mount Morgan and the surrounding areas, and these are ready to be snapped up by local residents,” Deputy Mayor Wickerson said.

“There is so much going on in and around the Mount Morgan area at the moment, it is really exciting for the local community and local business.

“A great example of the opportunities available is Heritage Minerals and its desire to have as many Mount Morgan residents working on its Tailings Processing and Rehabilitation Project as possible.

“In addition to that, we know Mort and Co need to recruit staff for its Feedlot and Fertiliser Facility at Gogango, and Mount Morgan is perfectly positioned to provide a workforce for the Boulder Creek Wind Farm.

“These three projects alone will need hundreds of construction and operational workers over the coming years and are great opportunities for local residents to secure skilled and well-paid employment.”

Deputy Mayor Wickerson said the connection between schools and local employers is critical.

“This event is such an outstanding opportunity for our students and young people who might be considering what they want to do when they finish their education,” Deputy Wickerson said.

“The more we can support the next generation and given them opportunities right here in our region and close to home, the more prosperous our region will be.

“Mount Morgan has an incredibly proud history, and I believe a strong future ahead. This expo will demonstrate the opportunities young people have in their own backyard and I encourage everyone to come along and take part.”

The Mount Morgan Jobs Expo will be held on Wednesday 12 June from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Mount Morgan’s School of Arts building.

The event is supported by Rockhampton Regional Council through in-kind support.

For more information on the expo or job opportunities in the Mount Morgan region, visit https://advancerockhampton.com.au/mountmorganjobs.

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