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Jim Wilson’s jobs board gets listeners ‘back in the game’

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Jim Wilson has dedicated his Drive show to helping out-of-work listeners “get back in the game”, and employers have responded by calling in with their job offers.

The open line was running hot with business owners eager for applicants:

  • James from Tucker Box Catering is hiring chefs and kitchen hands in the Paddington area. Phone 0431 361 207 for details or click HERE.
  • Max from New View window cleaning is hiring in the Northern Beaches. Phone 0404 135 444 for details or click HERE.
  • Phil owns two cafes in North Sydney and at Central Station and is hiring kitchen staff. Phone 0410 665 111 for details.
  • Tony from MITS Alloy is looking for welders and sheet metal fabricators in Newcastle. Phone 02 4967 6817 for details.
  • Buddha Belly restaurant in Terrey Hills is looking for an apprentice chef. Phone 02 9450 1504 for details.
  • JJ Performance and Smash Repairs in Bargo is hiring a panel beater. Phone 02 4684 1862 for details.
  • Mary from The Waterfront Cafe & General Store in the Northern Beaches looking for floor wait staff. Phone 0468 411 211 or email
  • Peters Of Kensington warehouse at Alexandria are desperate for pick packers on day shift. Phone Luke Kelly on 9305 2310.

Job vacancies are at their highest in more than a decade, with more than 230,000 openings across the country.

Whilst sympathetic to those whose work ended abruptly as a result of COVID-19, Jim offered some advice.

“There is work out there for you if you want it.

“The answer isn’t to live off the government and wait for the world to change – with the state of the vaccine rollout, who knows when things will get back to normal?

“The old saying goes, never waste a crisis.”

Click PLAY below to hear Jim’s comments in full

Business NSW spokesman Damien Kelly told Jim Wilson there are four main industries where employees are needed most: healthcare (particularly nurses), hospitality (chefs, cooks, waitstaff, venue managers), care (mental health, aged care, disability, children), and the motor industry (mechanics, specialists).

“One of the great problems, Jim … [is] the gap between what schools or TAFE is spitting out, and what business needs.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

Image: Getty



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