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Youi HQ Increases Employment Rate in Sunshine Coast

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Residents now see great beauty in Sunshine Coast because of its recent news that speaks of the increasing employment rate. This will give lots of job opportunities to many citizens to elevate the city’s potential growth.

YOUI’S new global headquarters at Sippy Downs is set to create hundreds of job opportunities and the Sunshine Coast will have plenty of suitable applicants.

More than 900 staff will continue to call the region “home” and Youi’s staff numbers will grow as the company expands its operations.

TAFE Queensland East Coast General Manager Paul Wilson said the number of Vocational Education Training qualifications held by Queensland employees was expected to increase by 327,000 over the next five years to 1.76 million, making the state’s workforce one of the most skilled in the country and an ideal place for Youi Insurance to establish its global headquarters.

Howard Aron from youi insurance and Mayor Mark Jamieson announce the youi extension plans for the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Howard Aron from youi insurance and Mayor Mark Jamieson announce the youi extension plans for the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

“We welcome Youi Insurance’s presence on the coast as a major employer and the opportunity to support its staff and management through quality training,” Mr Wilson said. “We tailor training programs to suit the objectives and needs of large employers like Youi and offer innovative training programs from the workplace, online options and flexible delivery.”

Mr Wilson said TAFE Queensland East Coast worked closely with supermarket success story Gourmet Garden over a four-year period to provide staff training that greatly improved efficiencies and saved production costs.

“Working with more than 150 employers, organisations and community groups, spanning a range of industries, we have been highly successful in tailoring training to meet the objectives of our clients,” he said.

Sunshine Coast University Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor Property and Development Michael Hefferan said Youi’s presence in Sippy Downs would provide mutually beneficial opportunities.

“This will open up a wide range of employment possibilities for students, from entry level jobs right through to careers, particularly for students in SCU’s Business School that covers a range of areas including management, accounting and human resources,” he said.

“We also hope there will be opportunities for university case studies involving Youi for research purposes and also for senior Youi staff to be involved in guest lecturing opportunities as well.”

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said Youi’s commitment to the Sunshine Coast was expected to inject $1.2 billion into the local economy over the next decade.

“This is about more than just creating jobs. This is about creating careers for Sunshine Coast residents,” Mayor Jamieson said.

FAST FACTS:

Queensland employment is projected to increase by 308,000 persons over the five years to 2018-19.

Significant gains by industry sectors are expected for:
• Health care and social assistance (55,000);
• Retail trade (45,000);
• Education and training (33,000);
• Professional and scientific and technical services (27,000);
• Construction (20,000); and,
• Administrative and support services (18,000)

Source:Sunshine Coast Daily
This number isn’t just a small count to be overlooked at. Youi Insurance surely made a good impact to the city’s overall growth.

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Ipswich, Sunshine Coast lead charge as youth unemployment rate drops

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Ipswich, Sunshine Coast lead charge as youth unemployment rate drops

Ipswich, Sunshine Coast lead charge as youth unemployment rate drops

Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast and southern Brisbane have led the charge in improving youth unemployment rates in Queensland, new data has revealed.

But the Australian Bureau of Statistics data, analysed by Queensland Treasury, also showed the situation in outback Queensland was dire and getting worse.

Youth unemployment dropped 0.9 percentage points from December 2014 to December 2015, from 14.1 to 13.2 per cent.

Ipswich, Sunshine Coast lead charge as youth unemployment rate drops

 

But in Ipswich, the improvement was more substantial, with a drop of five percentage points, from 18.8 to 13.8 per cent over the period.
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Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale said the council’s efforts had started to pay off.
“For a city like Ipswich that had the highest unemployment in the country, we’ve worked our guts out,” he said.
“We’ve worked our guts out and we’ve turned the city around.
“We went down the technology path, created logistics industry, we’ve got what’s happening at Springfield and there’s much more to come.”
The Sunshine Coast saw its youth unemployment rate drop from 14.5 to 9.6 per cent, one of the lowest in the state.
Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson said the figures would give confidence and encouragement to the region’s parents that their children were in one of the areas to get a job.
“One of the greatest gifts any level of government can give its community is confidence,” he said.
“With confidence comes opportunity and with opportunity comes prosperity.
“Our population of young Coast residents is not in decline, it’s growing, and it’s part of our responsibility to help them gain employment here.”
Youth unemployment in Brisbane’s southern suburbs dropped 5.5 percentage points from 16.4 per cent in December 2014 to 10.9 per cent last month.
The state’s lowest youth unemployment rate was in the Maranoa, which had a rate of 7.7 per cent last month, down from 8.9 per cent the previous December.
But outback Queensland youth unemployment skyrocketed, according to the data, from 17.4 per cent in December 2014 to 25.6 per cent last month.
Cr Pisasale said the rest of the country could look to cities such as Ipswich as an example.
“We’ve let our young people down in this country,” he said.
“When I left school, we had apprenticeships and traineeships that aren’t there anymore.
“It’s a lot harder for young kids to feel part of the community.
“People should stop and have a look at what Ipswich has done, because maybe we’re starting to get it right.”
Cr Pisasale also made light of the reputation Ipswich had gained throughout Australia.
“Whoever ever said people from Ipswich have two heads, I want to thank them,” he said.
“It’s made us twice as smart as everybody else.”
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Originally Published On: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/

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Landmark Sunshine Coast Castle For Sale

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Landmark Sunshine Coast Castle For Sale

Landmark Sunshine Coast Castle For Sale

A Norman-style castle with medieval additions that has become an iconic landmark on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is on the market.

The award-winning tourist attraction and function venue business at 292-296 David Low Way, Bli Bli, is being marketed by Ray White North Coast Central’s Michael Shadforth and Damien Poole.

Originally built on a site overlooking the Maroochy River in 1972, the castle is unique in the southern hemisphere and comes complete with a moat, turrets, towers and a drawbridge.

Mr Shadforth said the castle is situated on a 4,751 sqm block and there is the option to purchase adjoining manager’s and caretaker’s residences for a total land area if 8,242 sqm.

 

“We have already had a large number of enquiries about the Bli Bli Castle from across Australia and around the world,” he said.

“This is an established business and award winning tourist attraction and function venue which promotes history, encourages education and facilitates unique celebrations.”

Mr Shadforth said the castle offered an opportunity for an astute investor, a local with a passion for an iconic landmark or an international buyer to secure an historic building and prime property site within the growing Queensland tourism sector.

“The castle is regularly booked for weddings, parties, private functions and concerts, including a partnership with the Underground Opera Company to hoist three shows each year,” he said.

“The site incorporates a fully licensed café and a themed gift and toy shop. The property is in a semi-rural area on the Sunshine Coast and is approximately 15 minutes from Maroochydore and 90 minutes north ofBrisbane.”

 

 

Original Published On: http://www.theurbandeveloper.com/

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Sunshine Coast Mayor Engaged With a Range of Potential Investors his Investment Mission

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Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has returned from his two-week overseas investment mission that included meetings with representatives of more than 65 organisations who now have an in-depth knowledge of the region’s economic credentials and outstanding investment prospects. (more…)

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