Nette Griggs sitting at her desk in a black dress

Moreton Bay Jobs platform key to recovery

Moreton Bay Jobs is the employment website that links businesses in the region looking for staff with local job seekers, and it will be key to our COVID-19 recovery.

It’s the brainchild of Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay, launched in January 2019, and director Nette Griggs says more people are using it now than ever before.

The number of people visiting the Moreton Bay Jobs website has increased by 297% – jumping from 4,760 in April 2019 to 18,882 in April 2020. Page views have similarly increased by 269%. Of the jobs posted on Facebook, there has been a unique user engagement increase of 210% this April.

“It’s not even 18 months old and these numbers are already impressive. You can see the trajectory has been increasing consistently,” Nette says.

“Much of the increase is new people looking at it. They’re unemployed people but also people looking for opportunities in the region.”

How it works

It’s a free service for job seekers and employers. Businesses can upload positions vacant and job seekers can apply via the website.

There are instructional videos, for both parties, to make the whole process quick and easy.

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