Want a job? Then follow the sun and head west

Balonne Shire Mayor Samantha O'Toole with Rob and Sally Hemming on their property, Beverleigh, at Dirranbandi. If you want a job then Balonne and South-West Queensland is the the place to be.
Balonne Shire Mayor Samantha O'Toole with Rob and Sally Hemming on their property, Beverleigh, at Dirranbandi. If you want a job then Balonne and South-West Queensland is the the place to be.

The Balonne Shire Council is calling on all Australians to consider working in South-West Queensland, with more than 40 jobs currently vacant across the Shire.

And we reckon the Goondiwindi Regional Council would back the message as well.

Both councils have begun passionate campaigns extolling the virtues of the wide open skies and the sunburnt country of south-west Queensland.

The latest drive to attract permanent residents to the region is an enticement of jobs.

While employment insecurity due to COVID-19 is a growing issue in many Australian cities, Balonne is bucking the national trend according to Shire Mayor, Cr Samantha O'Toole.

In total, 43 jobs are currently advertised online by businesses across the Shire - including seven positions with Balonne Shire Council.

The variety of vacant positions encompasses everything from casual work to full time positions across a diverse array of fields.

Cr O'Toole said the rise in available jobs presents an ideal chance for workers and their families to make a tree change.

"Our Shire is intent on growing our population and local economy, and we need new people from all walks of life to help us succeed," she said.

"Every available job in our Shire presents a golden opportunity for somebody out there to make a new start, further their career, or enjoy a better lifestyle.

"We would love for quality applicants from across Australia to consider the many opportunities that the Balonne Shire has to offer."

Vacant positions within Balonne Shire Council can found at: www.balonne.qld.gov.au/council/work-with-us/current-vacancies-how-to-apply

Other jobs are advertised on the St George QLD jobs board: www.stgeorgeqld.com/Employment-JobSeeker.

There are two jobs at present on the GRC website, a maintenance position in Inglewood and a technical assistance role in Goondiwindi: https://www.grc.qld.gov.au/council/positions-vacant/vacancies