We have a strong track record in obtaining government funding and assistance and this enables us to implement our programs in a holistic manner to work with individuals to improve their skills and knowledge. We also provide additional support services to address issues and barriers that have previously disadvantaged them and hindered their employment opportunities.
In 2017, Jobs Queensland expanded to offer both an office in Rockhampton and in Mackay with the aim of building on successes within these communities.
Jobs Queensland Limited (JQL) is a local community based not for profit organisation in operation since August 2000. Since its inception, JQL has worked to deliver employment and training programs to benefit local job seekers in the Central Queensland Area.
Jobs Queensland Limited strives to be a leading not for profit, community based organisation providing high quality, flexible and professional services to our diverse clients. Delivering assistance programs with a strong focus on employment and training throughout Rockhampton, Central Queensland and Mackay.
Our solid organisational structure and many years of experience are the tools we use to achieve success and continue assist our local communities.
Jobs Queensland Limited was established to:
- To provide all services including job training to assist the unemployed particularly the long term unemployed and other disadvantaged groups in the community including person in necessitous circumstances to obtain and retain employment;
- To promote and administer various programs for the long term unemployed to enhance the skills and employment opportunities of disadvantaged job seekers;
- To promote and provide employment opportunities for those referred to above.
Our mission is to continue to build and improve on our services; our experience has proven we have the ability to assist our clients reach the next step; further training and development, engagement in employment.
The progression from labour market and assistance programs to sustainable employment/training delivery is a natural evolution for our organisation whilst still maintaining the original values that were set as our mission at the organisations inception
A stable staff based has ensured continued success and management of our funded programs.
With well over 30 years combined experience Jamie and Chamay are the driving force behind JQL. They are the backbone of the organisation and this constant has been the factor that ensures JQL’s consistent and repetitive success.
Jamie Burke – Chief Executive Officer:
Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Burke has 30 years’ experience in the employment and training industries. Working in with both State and Federal Government as well as private sectors. Jamie set up and managed his own private Registered Training Organisation for 20 of those years assisting many job seekers including those with multiple barriers that may have inhibited their potential in gaining employment or successfully completing a qualification.
Now the CEO of Jobs Queensland, Jamie oversees the operations of the organisation with its purpose to continue to assist jobseekers and other disadvantaged person gaining the skills and training required to increase their employability and improve their lives. With Jobs Queensland holding federal government “ParentsNEXT” programs and Qld State government Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects Jamie along with Jobs Queensland share their experience, knowledge to assist the local communities in which they service.
Chamay Bauer – General Manager:
General Manager, Chamay Bauer has worked for Jobs Queensland for over 15 years and has been heavily involved in the management and delivery of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs and other employment and training initiatives. Based in Rockhampton, Chamay has worked for Jobs Queensland managing the daily operation of the head office. Her skills and expertise lie in project management, coordination of staff and administration of the organisation.
Mitch Burke – Governance and Compliance Manager:
Governance and compliance Manager, Mitch Burke has almost 40 years experience in working labour market, training and community. Mitch has a strong background in compliance and program management for government funded services and programs. He has provided services to many regional centres in Queensland and understands how regional centres work and the work and training issues faced by people living in those communities. Mitch has a lengthy experience in federal government and also in private enterprise. The combination of experience provides for a strong approach to business and contract/program management principles of Jobs Queensland.
Robyn Geiger is a Professional Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience in Employment Services & related industries including Disability Services and Apprentice & Trainee Services.
A born & bred local of Mackay, Robyn is very passionate about her home town and has devoted many years working within Community Services, Charities & Pastoral Organisations and Business development. She was Mackay Citizen of the Year 2000 due to her dedication to many of these services, a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Manager of the Year 2006, holds an Advanced Diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Business & Small Business Management, is a Civil Marriage Celebrant and a (Fully Qualified) Justice of the Peace.
Robyn has a strong work ethic and strives to help others reach their full potential & achieve success. After raising 4 sons as a solo parent, Robyn has a genuine understanding of the challenges that single parents are facing when returning to the workforce, making her a very appropriate advocate for the Parents Next program.