The success of Gosford based jobs website JobsOnTheCoast. com. au has prompted expansion interstate to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The founder of the now three websites, Mr Tim O’Brien, launched the Queensland operation at a ceremony on the TAFE campus at Mooloolaba, attended by 100 people from government, industry, training and recruitment sectors.
The Queensland operation is headed by regional manager Anthony Dow, who was CEO of Regional Development Australia on the Central Coast before a move to Queensland two years ago. “After being at the launch on the Central Coast while CEO of Regional Development Australia, it is such a pleasure to be leading the rollout of this third site,” said Mr Dow.
Mr O’Brien started the first website on the Central Coast more than three years ago and replicated the operation in the Hunter about 21 months ago. Illustrating the success of the two sites has been the growth in the number of online jobs, with the Central Coast site topping out at more than 300 and to Hunter listing about 450 vacancies in its peak season.
“It’s undoubtedly the biggest single jobs market for jobs in their respective localities,” said Mr O’Brien. The site is supported by business partners who provide services for jobseekers and employers as well as training and skill development. The aim is to make it the definitive site for advice and guidance for all matters related to finding work or recruiting.
Mr O’Brien said as well as expansion to the third region there was a continuous process of refinement to improve the websites for those looking for work or advancement and those seeking to hire. “Feedback from the growing army of users is monitored so we can make adjustments and improvements,” he said.
28 May 2014
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