Jobs por­tal gets mixed re­views for lo­cal work

Pilbara News - - News - Shan­non Beat­tie

It’s been six months since the Wood­side-sup­ported Kar­ratha Lo­cal Jobs por­tal launched, and it has been met with mixed re­views.

The por­tal was a con­di­tion for Bay Vil­lage and was cre­ated to ad­ver­tise a wide range of lo­cal job and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in Kar­ratha from a range of em­ploy­ers, and for peo­ple to reg­is­ter their in­ter­est in fu­ture Wood­side roles.

A Wood­side spokes­woman said the por­tal had been suc­cess­ful at fill­ing roles with lo­cals or peo­ple will­ing to re­lo­cate as res­i­den­tial in Kar­ratha.

“Since June, there have been 44 ads for 125 job and train­ing roles at Wood­side-op­er­ated sites, in­clud­ing with Wood­side, Pro­grammed, Mon­adelp­hous, MGJV, UCJV, NEMMS JV and Mat­era,” she said.

“Seven Wood­side lo­gis­tics op­er­a­tor roles at King Bay Sup­ply Fa­cil­ity were re­cently filled by lo­cals.”

Since the por­tal’s launch, more than 820 peo­ple have reg­is­tered their in­ter­est on the site to find out more about roles on Wood­side Bur­rup hub growth projects.

How­ever, oth­ers have ques­tioned the point of the site, as it of­ten repli­cates the likes of Seek.

The Na­tion­als WA deputy leader Jacqui Boy­dell said she did not be­lieve the Lo­cal Jobs por­tal had de­liv­ered what was promised when first an­nounced.

“By my count, only a hand­ful of Wood­side jobs have been pro­moted through the web­site, how­ever I ac­cept a num­ber of Wood­side con­trac­tors are us­ing the site,” she said. “But there have been more jobs ad­ver­tised for McDon­ald’s, Cal­tex and the City of Kar­ratha than Wood­side roles.”

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