Adani Mining to set up Rockhampton base
The company made the announcement following discussions with Rockhampton Regional Council and local MPs on the best way to support local recruitment and contracting.
“We are absolutely committed to ensuring Rockhampton along with Townsville act as the primary employment hubs for the Carmichael Project,” Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said.
“We needed a base in Rockhampton to ensure we can undertake recruitment and procurement efficiently now we are officially in the construction phase of the Carmichael mine and rail project in addition to our Adani Mining headquarters in Townsville.
“This also gives us the opportunity to employ local Rockhampton people to run the business centre and work hand-in-hand with Council’s Advance Rockhampton team, who are so well-connected with the region and best placed to advise us on how to engage with local businesses and potential employees who want to join Adani in delivery of the Carmichael Project.”
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the centre would give local job hunters a door they could walk through to offer their services.
“It will also give those who provide services to the mining sector a permanent local connection to Adani,” she said.
A location in the heart of Rockhampton will be chosen for the centre, which will be used for training sessions, meet-the-buyer sessions, recruitment interviews, staff induction programs, and more.
Adani said an office manager and a regional development manager would be primary roles for the smooth operation of the business centre, with job appointments to be announced in the near future.
Mr Dow encouraged jobseekers and suppliers from Rockhampton to register their details via Adani’s website.
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