Mayor Jamieson - Welcome jobs growth
  • Thursday 28 September 2017

Boosting employment is at the cornerstone of my mayoralty with council dedicated to growing and diversifying our jobs market.

We received some very welcome statistics recently which clearly showed we are getting more Sunshine Coast locals into jobs.

Employment opportunities in the region are on the increase, with 11,500 jobs added over the past 12 months, and our unemployment figure is amongst the lowest in the state at 4.8%.

On Monday, I was delighted to officially opening Langs Building Supplies' new $20 million facility at Bells Creek.

Langs’ investment is estimated to have contributed $54 million to the regional economy during construction alone and once fully operational, it is estimated they will contribute $193 million to the regional economy annually.

It’s also a great opportunity for locals with Langs planning to double their existing staff numbers in the next 12 to 18 months.

This will see their total staff numbers reach up to 250 by the time they are fully up and running in about 18 months time.

Thank-you to Langs for your great support of our region.

- Published in My Weekly Preview, September 28, 2017