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Published on April 29th, 2013 | by john.weir

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New jobs board for Australian working holidays

Young people on holiday in Australia or planning a long stay can now look for temporary positions on a new online jobs board which features the latest vacancies.

Many Australian tourism businesses are currently struggling to fill temporary positions. They are being encouraged to take advantage of a recently launched online jobs board that allows businesses to advertise temporary jobs to Australian travellers and international working holiday makers trying to find seasonal work as they travel the country.

 

‘Finding people to fill temporary job vacancies is an issue many tourism operators struggle with, particularly given the seasonal nature of the business,’ said Andrew McEvoy, managing director, Tourism Australia. ‘Our industry currently has around 36,000 temporary jobs which need filling. What the new jobs board does is match job seekers to many of those hard to fill temporary vacancies, which is a big win-win for the industry and for youth travellers,’ he added.

The partnership between Tourism Australia and Monster.com means that businesses looking for temporary or casual staff can upload unlimited job ads for free until 1 March 2014. The jobs are visible on a dedicated working holiday site bestjobs.careerone.com.au and across the CareerOne network. ‘Whether it’s temporary staff to turn down beds, wait tables, serve coffees or help out as a tourism guide, many operators can benefit from this new site. My advice to businesses with hard to fill temporary jobs is to register now,’ explained McEvoy.

The site has already received over 36,000 unique visits in the six weeks since it was launched and is also being promoted by Tourism Australia to more than 430,000 fans on its Australian Working Holiday Facebook page. The new jobs board has been developed to help support Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World competition, a new global youth push to attract more working holiday makers to Australia.

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