$289,000 worth of jobs created in a week

7HO’s Million Dollar job Hunt has created $289,000 worth of work in the Hobart community in just its first week of operation. So far, employment has been created across several industries including accounting, traffic control, hospitality, real estate and even dog grooming!

In August, the Tasmanian unemployment rate rose to 6.8 per cent, the highest in the country, and the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey results showed the hiring outlook of employers in the state is likely to drop further in the next quarter.

The project aims to connect job seekers and employers looking for workers in the Hobart region.

Chris Riley, General Manager, Manpower Australia, 7HO’s partner in the job hunt initiative, says the project will help provide some positive news from the region’s employment market:

“There are a lot of negative reports coming out of the Tasmanian labour market and economy. By raising the profile of local opportunities and of local job seekers with Radio 7HOFM we hope to help reenergise the market. We realise that unemployment in Tasmania is a complicated issue and this won’t be a quick fix, however it’s a step in the right direction and we’re looking forward to beginning the initiative.”

Steve White, General Manager 7HOFM says: “We are thrilled to be able to work with local business and the Hobart community in creating opportunities for employees and employers. Not only are we tackling the unemployment rate, but we’re giving community spirit a boost!”

ManpowerGroup, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and services, has been helping clients and candidates win in Australia and New Zealand since 1964 and 1996 respectively. With over 50 branches across both countries, ManpowerGroup Australia and New Zealand provides unique value to clients and candidates through its Manpower, Experis, Manpower Professional and Right Management brands, as well as delivering outcome-based solutions through our Managed Service provider, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Strategic Workforce Consulting, Talent Based Outsourcing and Borderless Talent Solutions.