A not-for-profit organisation, Q.I.T.E. has been supporting local business and industry since 1987. As a large employer of over 95 staff across several industries Q.I.T.E. has first hand knowledge of the challenges facing many small and medium sized businesses across the region.
EARLIER this year, QITE instigated a new jobactive contract with the Department of Employment, with a campaign titled “100 jobs in 100 days” to help clients into work with local employers. QITE has full time sites in Mareeba, Atherton and Cairns with part-time offices in Innisfail, Ravenshoe, Yarrabah, Mossman and Tully.
As a not for profit community based organisation QITE employ over 75 local staff and manage the company from their Mareeba Office.
The campaign was to encourage employers to call for any vacancies they had and friendly skilled staff would assist them in finding the right person for the job. The key to the success at QITE is engaging with employers to assist them with identifying opportunities to place job seekers; and to achieve the ultimate goal of making an impact on unemployment in their employment region. The challenge was as much for QITE staff, as it was for the employers in the communities. Together, they made a huge impact and took measurable steps towards their vision, which is:
Meaningful employment for all; adding value to the people we serve, their families and communities.
The 100 job target was hit quite early in the campaign and the staff was amazed at their achievement by reaching 290 jobs in 100 days - that’s almost three jobs per day.
A fabulous result for local jobseekers across the region. Jobseekers were placed into a lot of different industries, which has left QITE staff immensely proud. The hard work and commitment by QITE staff made this happen and they would like to thank local employers and businesses for their support.
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