Phoenix Security Services was recognized as Ambassadors for there commitment to employing mature age workers from the Queensland Government
Glenda Pastoor (Barney) Receiving Indigenous Business Of the Year for Phoenix Security Services Pty Ltd
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman
Phoenix Security hit the century for Mount Isa
A Palaszczuk Government program to encourage employers to employ more Queenslanders has reached a milestone with more than 13,000 people assisted into work across regional Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said the successful Back to Work program has assisted more than 100 employers in the Mt Isa region to employ over 300 Queenslanders who have struggled to get a job.
“We know that some people are still struggling to find the right opportunity and that’s what makes Back to Work so successful,” Ms Fentiman said.
“We have been committed to getting improving job prospects for Queenslanders, especially in our regions and this is a milestone to be celebrated.”
“Our investments in programs like Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work are helping Queenslanders get into work and drive our fast growing economy.”
“Giving businesses the confidence to be able to take on new employees will support them to grow and create more jobs.”
“Mount Isa business, Phoenix Security Services, has employed several people with the support of Back to Work funding,” Minister Fentiman said.
“Business owner, Mrs Glenda Pastoor, is also one of Queensland’s 100 Faces of Small Business.
Glenda is a successful Indigenous business woman who started out working for the business she now owns.” Mrs Pastoor said the Back to Work funding has supported her to provide work to some remarkable individuals who love their job and are great assets to her team.
“Back to Work funding has supported some people who were doing it tough. Finding work and being able to access training has opened up new possibilities for my employees both professionally and personally and has made a positive impact on the business,” Mrs Pastoor said.
The Palaszczuk Government recently announced an extension to the Back to Work Regional program until 2020. “I encourage any employer out there, if you are considering taking on someone new for your business, then see if you are eligible for the Back to Work program.” Back to Work Regional Queensland