Bus keeps work­ers in a job

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

EM­PLOY­MENT ser­vice NEATO is not only help­ing their clients find a job, but is help­ing them get to their work­place by pro­vid­ing them with a bus ser­vice.

With a lot of clients com­ing from places like Wonga Beach and Cooya Beach, where there is no pub­lic trans­port and with the limited ser­vices avail­able in Moss­man and Port Dou­glas, NEATO de­cided they needed to help their job seek­ers.

Re­cruit­ment ad­viser Toni Hop­per said their head of­fice de­cided they would be able to get more peo­ple into jobs with a bus ser­vice.

‘‘We have al­ready placed a cou­ple of peo­ple in Port at the Sher­a­ton that had no trans­port and we are tak­ing them to work ev­ery day,’’ she said.

‘‘The bus is ben­e­fi­cial to our clients who want to work but have no way of get­ting there, peo­ple who don’t have their li­cence or might have their li­cence but no ve­hi­cle, or their car breaks down.

‘‘The aim is to get more peo­ple em­ployed, so it’s a ser­vice for clients reg­is­tered with NEATO.

The bus is cur­rently run­ning Mon­day to Fri­days but will be­come a seven day ser­vice when there is de­mand. NEATO clients are en­cour­aged to en­quire about ac­cess­ing the ser­vice.

GET­TING THERE: NEATO bus help­ing job­seek­ers and work­ers get to jobs

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