MAX Employment Townsville begins operating from a new location in the city today, in time for the new financial year.
Based on Flinders St for more than nine years, the business is now leasing a ground floor office in new premises at Walker House, 122 Walker St, opposite the Townsville City Council chambers.
The six- storey Walker House office tower recently underwent major upgrades.
The five- year lease over the 283sq m ground floor office tenancy was negotiated by Colliers International agents Kim Addison and James Pascoe.
“MAX Employment had a lease nearing expiry and decided to take advantage of current soft market conditions to upgrade their office accommodation,” Ms Addison said.
“Walker House provided the ground- floor exposure they were seeking in addition to being a refurbished, contemporary environment with lots of parking. This location suits the tenant well with immediate access to public transport and proximity to business and staff amenity.”
MAX Employment is a national organisation that provides employment services on behalf of the Federal Government. Regional manager Kate Wright said the new office came just in time to fulfil the business’s newest role. “Today, the MAX Employment Townsville site will begin delivering the Federal Government’s five- year jobactive contract, assisting Townsville job seekers’ transition from welfare to work,” Ms Wright said.
“The team is thrilled to be moving to Walker House.
“The new space will help us accommodate more job seekers and allow for us to expand over the five years that we will be delivering this service.
“Using an integrated approach, we address barriers job seekers may have to employment and provide relevant health and training interventions. We also work with employers to find and recruit the right candidate.
“Walker House was recognised as a suitable location for our requirements as we needed an easily accessible and identifiable building.
“The office needed to accommodate our 12 staff and the 1400 job seekers we service, including our 126 Disability Employment Service participants, as well as a central location for Townsville locals.
“We’re closer to public transport now as well, which will make accessing our building easier for both staff and participants.
“Walker House will allow us to stay in the same location and continue to grow and adapt to the changing needs of the Townsville community.”
REFURBISHED: Colliers executive Kim Addison and Max Employment regional manager Kate Wright at 122 Walker St.