Friday 23rd saw a fantastic day with over 20 job seekers start grape picking at the Jansz Vineyard at Penna. This has been an example of a collaborative effort between our ESO team (Specifically, in this case, Leon “Cat-Wrangler” Thompson), Toll People and Community Transport Services Tasmania.
Following two information and registration days at our Rosny and Bridgewater Sites which saw a massive turnout of over 70 jobseekers, Toll narrowed down the list of candidates to pick the first 20 to make a start on the first of the vineyards, with the plan being to draw on the list as the need arises.
Jobseekers from our Hobart, New Norfolk, Rosny, Glenorchy, Bridgewater and Sorell sites were amongst those to get a start on day one, and we were on site at the vineyard to ensure our transport arrangements had worked – and they had!
A great effort by all those involved to break down one of the biggest barriers to accessing these types of employment opportunities – Transport.
Workskills will stop at nothing to make sure we can meet the needs of both our employers and jobseekers!