Location: Raised in Buzzard Roost near Frog Town in hillls of Kentucky
Got a question Jack about jobs in Queensland?
My son has put his application in with several "head hunters' being he is acertified welder and machinist. Well one contatced him about working in Queensland for $100k+ a year as a welder/machinist (basically a lay outmetal fabricater) but I was wondering if it is hard to find skilled laborors in down under? Why are they looking at people in the US or is it possibly a scam? They said they did construction and work on mining machinery/related projects. My son is 25 and cannot find ANY jobs here in rural KY. What he can find are all in other states but no housing there. The "head hunter" said he would have housing and they pay the move to Queensland from the U.S., is that odd as a general rule?
My question is have you any insight on these "jobs" and is it normal to recruit skilled laborors from say the U.S.? Appreciate any thing you can add or offer on this subject.
look its a tough game , they demand hard effort but if the young fella can do it he'll make big bucks , i've young koori mates who have just quit after 5 years , they have enough between 8 to buy a 250,000 acre property , and they'll never work for a boss again , they'll be cattle ranchers and feed producers , and enough money to buy a harvester and planter ..
but again lots of folks quit and say too hard , too hot , etc .. and why they pay to get folks
sadly theres been a trend to hire non aussies , as they dont get caught up in local matters , they do the job and then move on when the job moves on .. lots of recent mining ghost towns here ,
I dunno if you remember grant a young guy ex US army , he's here working now as a machinist
he went through OBI
heres the info from them and links
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kind of sounds like the oil fields in North Dakota. a year ago some town had a population of about 400. now it's something like 14,000. a friend of mine drives truck as an owner-operator and was almost ready to go up there until he found out how flooded the place is with trucks.
I'll go defenseless when our leaders do the same
Obama likes to speak softly on his free cell phone and carry a big pen. Heil Obama!!
Location: Raised in Buzzard Roost near Frog Town in hillls of Kentucky
Re: Got a question Jack about jobs in Queensland?
Thanks Jack. I will have him read this tonight.
He can get a job in the Oil Fields here BUT we know several there now and all have advised him to forget it. They say the money is great, all the OT you will want, benefits great, BUT housing is none, PERIOD. I know of 4 sharing a 2 bedroom house that you can throw a cat through the wall in any room. They are paying $5K a MONTH (split between the 4) but at least utilities are included. 50 miles from work site and it took them all several MONTHS to find the housing. Know of one who bought a RV up there on a concrete slab. He paid $20K for a $3K RV and pays $1K a month lot rent. Others are actually sleeping in tents and cars. Now the locals are cracking down with zoning laws which have cut down to no new RV parks and most places are requiring 5 acres for a trailer or house site out of city limits and in city limits very strict zoning laws. A 5 acre lot with no utilities costing over $100K and you then have to have utilities installed plus either build or put a modular home on it.
Here in our state jobs are not at all out there. Now and then a job at a gas station or flipping burgers for $8-9 per hour but they are very few of those to be had. In the 2 larger metro area, closest one is 50 miles for us, you can get $10-$12 per hour but rent is $1000-$1500 per month plus utilities and if you commute you are paying the gas on top of rent in home town. Rent in our small town is $500-$800 a month plus utilities. IF he could find something close at $15 an hour, within 30 miles, he can build a 24'x24' small house on one of our farms for around $20K if we do a lot of the work our selves but those $15 per hour jobs are 1 inn10,000 at best in that distance from home. Last factory to accept applications had 50 job openings and 21,000 applicants for jobs starting at $12 and change per hour but it was 15 miles from us and i you lasted 2 years you became perment at $18 per hour starting pay. My son in law is a team leader there at $25+ an hour.
Anyways, I will pass the info on and see who the head hunter group was. They said he would have housing for him and his GF plus at least $100K US a year. I am just worried it is a scam outfit so like I said, will have him read all you post jack. THANK YOU a bunch.
and its just as expencive here , $ 10 for a hamburger that'd leave a rat hungry
there are a lot of scams but if he's employed under australian law ( some folks get hired under US or phillipine law which both suck sorry) he'll be ok , as rates are set documented and must be paid .. US law , you can sign away all your rights ..
you cant under Australian employment law , the default legal contract is the law ..
but they are trying to hire asians and others now gina reinhardt is pushing for that and she owns half the mines here .. so times may change