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Region bucking rising jobless rate

STANTHORPE’S Mission Australia Employment Solutions office recorded the state’s highest jobseeker placement for February, with almost nine per cent of their clients placed in employment.

Warwick’s office came in second with almost seven per cent.

Employment Solutions regional manager for Warwick Deeann Natividad said the Stanthorpe and Warwick staff took their job seriously and were delighted with their February results.

“Our job is to help jobseekers find meaningful, long-term employment,” Mrs Natividad said.

“We recognise every person who comes to us for assistance is unique, and has different employment goals, and our staff take this into account when providing jobseekers with employment assistance.

“It is because we offer that individual service, and because we really care about the outcomes for our clients that we have had so much success in the Warwick region,” she said.

The region’s top-performing offices bucked the trend of the latest employment figures, released last Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

According to the ABS, Queensland unemployment is currently sitting at 5.7 per cent – a 0.2 per cent increase from the last statistics released in January.

Mrs Natividad said regardless of the Queensland unemployment figures, the Warwick and Stanthorpe staff would remain committed to providing the best service for the region’s jobseekers.



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