Scenic Rim, Logan and Redlands residents offered one-stop online job shop

JOBS; The federal government has launched an online jobs hub.
JOBS; The federal government has launched an online jobs hub.

The Australian Government has launched a new Jobs Hub to highlight opportunities for Australians to access new employment.

The website at dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub allows for job searches by location as well as providing information about government vacancies and lists of companies with multiple job opportunities available.

This morning the top two positions advertised for Logan and Beaudesert included those for commercial cleaners and retail managers with plumbers, teachers and hairdressers also in the top 10. The top two advertised jobs in the Brisbane area were for solicitors and computer network professionals.

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said as the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis caused the changes to the economic environment, the jobs market would move with it and that would mean job losses.

He said the Australian government was providing additional resources to help businesses find workers and support Australians to get into jobs.

"We have announced unprecedented support for Australian families, workers and businesses. From cash payments to those losing their jobs and families facing increased cost of living through to the $1500 JobKeeper payments to help business keep workers on.

"The Australian government is going to continue to do everything we can to keep Australians connected to the workforce.

"Jobs are so important to our way of life, our families, our health, our economy and support such as JobKeeper is about providing businesses with the capacity to keep those jobs in tough times.

"There are still industries out there that need workers and have jobs to be filled, while some industries and areas of the economy are hit hard - others are in demand and we need people to fill those roles, not only to ensure supply, but to contribute to keeping the economy going," Mr Buchholz said.

"Without truck drivers, our product doesn't get to the grocery stores. Without pharmacists and retail workers, our medicines are not dispensed. Without farmers and farm workers, product isn't picked, processed and packed.

"These are just some areas in demand and continuing to support our community.

"There are a range of opportunities available, from call centre operators, health workers to administration assistants and I expect the site to grow.

"I want to thank all of those essential workers, continuing to work, to provide the services and support Australians rely on - thank you."

Mr Buchholz said employers who were hiring and wanted support to connect with potential candidates could also contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment at workforce@dese.gov.au to be connected directly with businesses reducing their workforces and the employment services network to source suitable candidates.