100 Jobs In 100 Days Is Now 200 Jobs In 100 Days


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What a fabulous project spearheaded by Christine Briggs.   Hear what she has to say about the project……

My project, Skilling Bayside South, is an initiative of a local community organization, Bayside South Development Forum and it is funded by the Qld Government’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation under their Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding.

The main object of the SBS project is to create linkages between Industry and those organizations which can assist them with workforce and training solutions. I also facilitate monthly forums for the service providers where I arrange for relevant Industry speakers who detail entry level requirements and career paths for whichever industry they represent e.g. The GM of the Tingalpa Hotel recently presented on what employers in the hospitality industry look for when employing staff/apprentices and the type of roles people can move into.

In addition to this, I facilitate a Industry/schools reference group which works toward increasing the numbers of school based apprentices and trainees within Industry in this region. The members of this reference group represent Industry and Industry peak bodies.

The idea behind the 100 Jobs campaign was to create a positive environment around the employment opportunities in the Bayside South region. I brokered the plan with Pete Baines of the Wynnum Chamber and he was very keen to come on board, he then took the proposal to the Wynnum Herald which were also keen to partner in the campaign. I meanwhile, approached all of the Job Services Australia offices in Wynnum, the Australian Apprenticeship Services, Training organizations and disability employment services which place jobseekers in this region with the idea.

Every organization which both Pete and I spoke with were extremely positive about the campaign. There remains a lot of negative thinking within the community regarding the availability of work and this campaign will go some way to alleviating that negativity. The Herald will run a weekly update on the jobs achieved and stories of the employer and job seeker.

Update: 24 March, 2010

Because of the resounding success of this fantastic project it was evident that the goal of 100 jobs in 100 days would easily be reached. In fact to date the project has resulted in 187 people being placed in jobs in seven weeks.   Organizer Christine Briggs now has her sights set on reaching the new goal of 200 jobs well within the time frame.  This result demonstrates there are plenty of jobs out there if people really want to get into the work force.  Well done Christine.

Update 1 April 2010

The brilliant initiatives of Christine Briggs and the Skilling Bayside South partners has resulted in 188  job placements in 56 days – this is truly a remarkable achievement and is a shining example ot other communities and government bodies of what can be done for the local people.

Update 20 May 2010


The Skilling Bayside 100 Jobs in 100 Days was declared a huge success by the local community with 278 placements being made, the Wynnum and Districts Chamber of Commerce and the Job Agencies involved were over the moon with the result.

Although some businesses report flat trading the uptake of employees, apprentices and traineeships encouraged both local business and job seekers. Some of the individuals seeking employment are older workers that may have been retrenched.  It is important to remember that people of all ages and descriptions want to work.  Every  individual deserves and has the right to make a living and take care of themselves.

What a fantastic result.  Christine Briggs is to be congratulated for her persistence in getting the organizations on board to make it all happen. If you want to contact her phone: 0402 702 825
or christine.briggs “@” ourwynnummanly.com.au (note: remove the “” marks)
Mail Address:
PO Box: 79
Wynnum Qld 4178

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