Jobs are out there

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

REL “Job­less rate a con­cern,” ( Mt Druitt-St Marys Stan­dard, Septem­ber 30).

Yes, I’m em­ployed, two jobs, as a mat­ter of fact, no one can say that peo­ple in Bid­will are more dis­ad­van­taged than oth­ers.

I’m not say­ing ev­ery­one in Bid­will should be able to get a job but to say Bid­will has the high­est un­em­ploy­ment rate is strictly due to the res­i­dents not will­ing to work un­less it suits their hours or they don’t have to travel far.

I don’t want to sound rude but I’m a statis­tic that is proof it can be done.

The only ones in Bid­will who should be find­ing work tough to get are the el­derly and dis­abled.

I have a friend with a train­ing com­pany, that last year was of­fer­ing a Cer­tifi­cate 3 in Ware­hous­ing that gave par­tic­i­pants a LF and LO fork­lift li­cence, and RF scan­ner cer­tifi­cate.

This was in ad­di­tion to an elec­tric pal­let jack cer­tifi­cate and voice pick cer­tifi­cate.

It costs their job provider only $240 and she had fund­ing for about $1 mil­lion.

She strug­gled fill­ing classes and the main re­sponse she got from job seek­ers is that ware­hous­ing isn’t what they want to do but (they want to work). What a load of rub­bish. Bid­will res­i­dents just need to be will­ing to go out­side their com­fort zone. TODD BLACKLAWS,

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