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THE community and mining industry will come together for a valuable opportunity to develop local business and share ideas at next month’s Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s (UHMD) Annual Forum.

Following last year’s hugely successful gathering, the event at the Singleton Civic Centre on Tuesday, November 19, will again feature a major networking session where businessmen and women can talk directly to the procurement departments of the Upper Hunter mining companies.

The 90-minute networking session will also feature displays by the dialogue, mining companies and government departments to give residents the chance to speak with representatives about what they believe are current issues and learn more about UHMD’s work and the progress of its ongoing projects.

As well as procurement and local economic development opportunities, the demonstrations will offer data on communications projects, water usage and stewardship, rehabilitation and land management, air quality and long-term land-use.
On top of the networking and information-sharing sessions, the annual forum will also include presentations updating:

* The outcomes and progress of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s 2019 projects;

* Upper Hunter air quality initiatives; and

* The NSW Government’s long-term land use planning projects.

Spaces for the forum are limited.

 

People interested in participating should register their interest in attending via email to info@nswmining.com.au by Tuesday, November 12.

Full details of the forum are available online at www.nswmining.com.au/dialogue/events or by visiting the dialogue’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

Source: https://www.huntervalleynews.net.au/story/6445687/community-mining-industry-come-together-again/

Your Weekly Update

Posted by | May 29, 2017 | Uncategorized

Winter Newie

With  386 jobs available on Jobs In The Hunter, we’ve got your job search for the coming week covered - simply click here!   Winter is coming! Heat up your job prospects at JobInTheHunter

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Despite the school holidays, it’s still busy in the jobs market place!  Here is some of the activity from JobsInTheHunter.com.au this week.

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End Of Financial Year Sale!


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unemployment

The release yesterday of the October employment figures comes amid a few months of doubts about their accuracy and value.
Nationally, unemployment rate has held steady at 6.2 per cent, with more than 24,000 jobs created last month.
September figures were revised after the Bureau of Statistics re-evaluated seasonal adjustment because of recent survey changes.
JobsInTheHunter.com.au Founder Tim O’Brien says it’s time to develop more reliable and useful monthly jobs figures.
“When the Australian economy was booming, there wasn’t the same need for these figures as there is now because there was virtually full employment,” Mr O’Brien said.
“But, even then, there was talk of Australia’s multiple economies and how resource states had a different – better – economic profile than others.
“This situation exists as a regional level and we need strong, reliable data so regional economies can adjust and plan.”
Mr O’Brien said regions were encouraged to develop strategic plans for their economic and social progress, usually through state and local governments or agencies, and to optimise these strategies solid research data was needed.
After capital investment in a region, the level and nature of available jobs was the usual indicator of progress and success, he said.
“At JobsInTheHunter we are looking for ways to collaborate with other relevant bodies and agencies to ensue that up-to-date and reliable data is available on the local regional employment landscape.”
Mr O’Brien said the value of a regional approach in service to the jobs market had been demonstrated by the success of the JobsInTheHunter approach to regional employment development over the past three years, with hundreds of local jobs being advertised.
It now had websites in two NSW regions and one in Queensland.

TAFE

The region’s leading provider of vocational education and training has become a partner with JobsInTheHunter.com.au.
Hunter TAFE more than 60,000 enrolments every year, delivering over 450 programs, across 15 campuses throughout the Hunter region, and has helped countless people begin or advance their careers over the past 120 years.
JobsInTheHunter.com.au has about 300 or more job vacancies posted at any one time and in the past financial year has had more than 4300 listed.
It also has almost 8000 social media followers, almost 3400 email subscribers and has had 270,000 page views in financial year 2014
A presence on what is fast becoming the premier jobs website in the region, JobsInTheHunter.com.au and TAFE, was a natural affiliation, said the website’s Partnerships Director David Smeeth.
“Any part of career selection is a combination of researching what sectors with promise are hiring and what skills will be needed to secure a position or advancement,” Mr Smeeth said.
“Now, one website is the portal to those answers at a regional level.”
Hunter TAFE CEO/Institute Director, Phil Cox said the partnership will ensure people looking for employment have access to vocational education and training support through Hunter TAFE.
“Hunter TAFE provides the highest quality and broad choice of programs and courses to meet the best interests of students and their future employment prospects.
“We continue to meet the skill needs of the Hunter and Central Coast region,”
“JobsInTheHunter.com.au engages daily with employers from across the region, so it is developing into an on-line community of shared business values.”
It also provides specific services to business wanting to recruit, whether it was hiring or the primary selection management of applicants.
“Yes, we are trying to be all things to all people when it comes to jobs – finding them, filling them, displaying them and getting a better one.”

February and March were busy months at JobsInTheHunter headquarters. Site growth continues to be strong (as you will see from our stats). Connection with an ever-increasing number of people on Facebook also continues to be strong and we are finding the social media platform to be an effective and popular interactive communication tool for both employers and job seekers.

Current Job vacancies
Central Coast – 198
Hunter/Newcastle – 257

We Welcome a New Hunter Partner

We are pleased to announce that SIMFIN Financial Planning is now on board as a new Promotional Partner for the Hunter region. SIMFIN, led by Simeon Levin, is part of the Fitzpatrick Dealer Group and is regarded as a leading team of experts in financial planning and wealth management within the Hunter region. The company has a particular interest in the healthcare and medical sector (the largest employer in both the Central Coast and Hunter regions) and we look forward to their assistance and support towards connecting more regional jobseekers with local employers.

The Numbers

We are pleased to report the following comparative statistics based on Google Analytics data (comparison between February 2012 and February 2013):
Site Visits – 44.23% increase
Unique Visitors – 41.29% increase
Page views – 77.21% increase
Bounce Rate – 23.06% decrease (the goal is a decreased bounce rate)
JobsInTheHunter.com.au welcomed

Our presence has been strongly welcomed by the business contacts we have made so far in the Hunter region where the employment market and business community is extremely dynamic. We recently met with three significant recruitment businesses in the Hunter who each told us they see the service as a great initiative that will allow them to connect more effectively with the local workforce.

Showcasing our Regional ‘Skilled & Available’ Workforce

Following a suggestion from NSW Trade & Investment we intend to roll out a new initiative supported by the state government. The plan is to showcase specific profiles of ‘Skilled and Available’ candidates in both local regions via JobsOnTheCoast.com.au (Central Coast and Hunter sites). We also plan to adopt a strategy to actively promote the ‘Skilled and Available’ workforce to employers. This initiative will help to fill a gap in the existing jobs board market, which was clearly highlighted to us by the state government.

Did you know it is possible to borrow money within your self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) to purchase an investment property or shares?
Introduced in 2007, borrowing in your SMSF can be a good alternative to borrowing and investing in your own name, a trust or company.

 

Advantages
There are many advantages of borrowing in your superannuation including:
Superannuation has a reduced tax rate (15% in accumulation phase and 0% in pension phase) meaning lower taxes on income and capital gains.
Superannuation funds pay only reduced capital gains tax (10% in accumulation phase and 0% in pension phase) if the asset is held more than 12 months.
You can ‘unlock’ your superannuation and use it as a deposit on an investment property.
You can borrow up to 70% of funds to invest.
You can control and manage your superannuation investments.

Many people are more comfortable investing in direct property (something tangible they can see), rather than in shares and managed funds.
You can buy your business premises in your SMSF, freeing up funds to inject into your business.

Interest rates on borrowing within superannuation are typically higher than they are on a typical residential home loan. However if you have cash available, it is possible to ‘self-lend’ to your SMSF. Alternatively, if you have equity in your home, it is possible to borrow against your home (at a lower interest rate) and ‘self-lend’ this money to your SMSF to invest. The most popular types of investments are commercial property and high yielding shares which typically have yields in excess of the interest costs, meaning the investments are self-funded or positively geared. Investments such as residential property are also possible. Example Mark is 45 and has a balance of $150,000 in superannuation. Mark has no mortgage on his home so is able to borrow $500,000 at 5.5% interest and lends this to his superannuation fund to invest. The SMSF pays Mark $27,500 (5.5%) interest per year and invests the $650,000 in a commercial property that receives an annual rental return of $55,250 (8.5%). This results in a profit of $27,750 per year, which is then taxed at the reduced tax rate of 15% in accumulation phase and 0% in pension phase. Had the property been owned in Mark’s personal name, he would have been taxed at a rate of up to 47.5%. As Mark plans to hold onto the property until he is 65, he won’t have to pay any capital gains tax when he sells the property

 

Interested to learn more?
If you are interested in finding out more about borrowing in superannuation, please visit www.fpcc.com.au/borrowinginsuper.html or call Daniel Smith on 02 4367 3333 to discuss how it may be an effective wealth accumulation strategy for you. The information/advice provided is general advice only. It has been prepared without taking into account any of your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this advice you should consider the appropriateness of the advice, having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. Always seek specific advice from a SMSF experienced advisor prior to considering borrowing in your SMSF. We suggest a diversified portfolio.

Tips for Employers.
Limited time offer to borrow up to 80% to buy commercial premises at standard interest rates.

Are you looking to buy commercial premises but don’t have access to the 35% deposit required? Or perhaps you have an existing business loan on your premises and need access to some extra working capital. JobsOnTheCoast.com.au sponsor for commercial and residential finance for both the Central Coast and Hunter regions, Finance On The Coast currently has access to a special business loan deal offered by a major bank. The campaign allows you to borrow up to 80% towards the purchase of commercial premises at standard interest rates.This means you will only need to fund 20% of the purchase price of the commercial premises instead of the usual 35%. If you have an existing loan on your commercial premises, you could capitalise on the offer by refinancing the existing loan to borrow extra funds and utilise the equity in your premises to boost your working capital. To qualify for this special business loan offer, you must be up-to-date with your ATO obligations and have been self-employed for at least 12 months. Best of all, you will only be required to supply your last BAS statement as opposed to the usual bank requirement to supply the last 3 years’ business and personal tax returns. If you would like to know more about this special offer contact Finance On the Coast Director, Phil Riches: P: 0418 204 304 E: phil@financeonthecoast.com.au W:www.financeonthecoast.com.au

 

Tips for Job Seekers
Tips to thrive in today’s job market

Keep working at something while waiting for the right job to come along – even if it’s an unpaid internship or voluntary work – it will look better on your resume if you keep busy.
Don’t go to university just to bide time – don’t enroll in a degree course (which can result in a substantial debt to pay) unless you intend to use it.
Pay attention to your covering letter – if your covering letter doesn’t grab a prospective employer’s attention, they may not even get to your resume.
Tell everyone you know that you’re in the market for a job – connections can lead to a foot in the door.
Aim to do something you love – passion leads to perfection, which in turn can lead to great success.
Network via social media – while LinkedIn is the popular choice for professional connections, Facebook can also lead to useful information in terms of potential job openings (especially if you connect with us on the JobsOnTheCoast Facebook page)
Dress to impress – ensure you have at least one outfit that you feel confident wearing and is suitable for an interview.