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An alcohol and other drug free lifestyle major plus for jobseekers

Date posted: 21 August 2014

Major infrastructure projects, under way in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, present numerous opportunities for jobseekers, but they also pose a test of personal responsibility.

Habitat Personnel Chief Executive Officer, Gerry Moore, said there were many prospects for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers on the South Coast with current developments.

'To take advantage of the major opportunities on our door step also involves individual responsibility. Increasingly employers are not only demanding but testing for zero levels of drugs and alcohol. It is even a prerequisite for applicants before they are considered for a position,' Mr Moore said.

Mr Moore said this meant workers and jobseekers had to be wary of how their leisure time might impact their work.

Mr Moore encourages all jobseekers to work with Habitat Personnel and the Aboriginal Medical Service to make sure they arrive at work alcohol and other drug free, ready to achieve their full potential.

Source: First Nations Telegraph


Last updated: 27 August 2014
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