Thursday, June 27, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

A Minute With The Mayor Ry Collins

I am excited to announce that Council has partnered with Jobs Queensland in launching Workforce Planning Connect.
This initiative brings a range of workforce planning data and resources to help our local businesses and organisations develop effective workforce planning strategies.
In today's rapidly changing economic landscape, having a robust workforce plan is more crucial than ever.
Our partnership with Jobs Queensland aims to provide the tools and insights needed to access the skills and workforce our region requires to thrive.
Workforce Planning Connect will support our Whitsunday community by assisting businesses to have the right people in the right roles, ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.
By utilising these tools, our local employers can build a resilient and adaptable workforce, positioning the Whitsunday region as a leader in economic growth and innovation.
I encourage all business owners, HR professionals, and community leaders to take full advantage of the resources available through Workforce Planning Connect.
Together, we can ensure that our workforce is equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to drive our region forward.
By investing in our workforce, we are investing in the future prosperity of the Whitsunday region. Let's seize this opportunity to build a stronger, more dynamic community that is ready to meet the demands of tomorrow.
The Whitsunday Regional Council is also now one of 48 organisations who have joined the Small Business Friendly (SBF) Program to enhance the operating environment for small businesses.
For more information on how your business can benefit from Workforce Planning Connect, please visit the Whitsunday Regional Council website or contact our Economic Development team.

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