Strong demand for West Australian tradies has led to a company embarking on a unique campaign to employ three professionals an hour to address a looming labour shortage.
The West Australian newspaper reported last week (November 29) that CKJV - a joint venture between Kentz Corporation and energy infrastructure firm CB&I - is launching the recruitment operation in a bid to employ 600 tradespeople by Christmas.
For those who have skills in scaffolding, fitting, rigging welding and other trade areas, the announcement is likely to mean good news, with another 2,000 jobs to also be on the cards in the new year.
John Guyer, CKJV construction director, said as part of the campaign, they would take a road-show to not only regional areas of the state, but also interstate if necessary.
The announcement comes off the back of news last week that Western Australia is facing a severe tradie shortage which is expected to have a significant impact on the home building sector.
A shortfall of skilled workers is tipped to blow out construction waiting times for new home building to about a year.