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Whether it's participation in local fundraising and sporting events, or lending a helping hand to charities and non-profit groups, we do it with passion.

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Albemarle
  • Albemarle
Great news for the South West and South West Personnel

Global chemical giant Albemarle is progressing to the next stage of the Kemerton Lithium Project, with the beginning of a large-scale recruitment campaign. The US-based corporation started construction on the lithium hydroxide production plant in March last year and anticipates it will be producing battery grade lithium hydroxide by the end of 2021. A total of 300 workers are expected to be employed to run the plant, and people from throughout the South West are encouraged to apply. Local recruitment efforts for staffing of the plant will begin next month, with South West Personnel to support the hiring activities related to the first wave of recruitment. Kemerton site director Daniel O’Shea said the hiring process would be split into two phases, first production operators and then further roles such as laboratory technicians and trade opportunities. “The second wave we’ll help train people who are new to the industry, so there’s a range of skills across both production plants,” he said. “If there’s a lot of local people available (in the South West) with the skill sets we need, then that would be fantastic. “Obviously we want to make sure, as a new entrant to the South West, that we’re not robbing existing industry.” Once complete, the project will have a capacity of 50,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year and create more than 300 operational jobs, Mr O’Shea said. “We believe this local recruiting effort will bring much economic benefit and activity in the South West,” he said. “The successful operation of this plant will enable Western Australia to participate in higher value add activities in the lithium battery chain.” Mr O’Shea said hiring would take place over the next 16 months and he hoped to build a diverse and inclusive workforce. Albemarle came under fire in April last year when unions protested for more work opportunities related to the Kemerton project to be given to people living in the South West. An Albemarle spokeswoman previously told the South Western Times more than 60 per cent of the project’s operational workforce had been recruited from the region.

 

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Perth Half Marathon

Despite the exhaustion, given the current COVID-19 situation impacting so many around Australia and globally, our Sales Manager Jim Medew was feeling very privileged to be part of yesterday’s Perth Half Marathon.

  • Perth Half Marathon
Keen to start moving forward!

Let’s get moving again! At South West Personnel, while respecting the guidelines, we are dead keen to start moving forward. So if you are looking for work or looking for workers visit southwestpersonnel.com.au for more information. South West Personnel – always on the job!

  • Keen to start moving forward!
Start thinking about the future!

Great news! South West Personnel is still operating 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We have also streamlined our registration process making it even easier to be considered for work. Call the office on (08) 9721 8155 or email your CV to mail@southwestpersonnel.com.au South West Personnel – always on the job!

  • Start thinking about the future!
Open for Business

Good news! South West Personnel is still operating 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, however given the circumstances all enquiries are to be by phone (08) 9721 8155 or email mail@southwestpersonnel.com.au Challenging times for sure, but we are doing everything possible to ensure the saftety of our staff, workers, clients and the wider community. Take care.

  • Open for Business
COVIID-19

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 20.03.20 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

In response to the recent changes around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to ensure everyone that South West Personnel are undertaking extra precautions and screening measures to ensure that our own staff, on-hire casuals, clients and job seekers are protected as much as possible from the risk of COVID-19.

We are still open 5 days a week, 8:30AM – 5PM.

FOR ON-HIRE STAFF: Please ensure you are familiar and complying with your host employer site-specific procedures. If you are unsure, please speak with your supervisor or call SWP on 9721 8155.

FOR JOB SEEKERS: Please note that moving forward the front door to the office will be locked. When you arrive, please follow the instructions on the door before entering. We ask that you communicate with us via phone and email as much as possible.
Please continue to regularly visit the federal Department of Health website (https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov...) to remain up to date on the latest information around COVID-19.

International Women's Day

Today the SWP team celebrated by holding a BBQ in honour of International Women’s Day, with all the proceeds and money raised going to the UN Women’s Foundation! This year’s theme is #eachforequal, to create a world where women have equal opportunities in areas such as employment, business, parliament, sport, education and access to health services. Of the 5.9 million Australian women employed, only 12.1% operate their own business and we are proud to say that our Managing Director, Esi Garcia, is one of those few and has been operating our business since Day 1 – 29 years ago!

  • International Women's Day
Australian Red Cross- Bushfires donation

Right now the Red Cross is supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres across the nation affected by the bushfires. South West Personnel under the leadership of our founder and Managing Director Esi Garcia, is getting behind this amazing organisation and encourages others to do so by donating to the Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery appeal - https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate

We hope our donation gives support in whatever way possible during this terrible time.

Christmas Appeal

The Salvation Army gives hope to Australians battling tough times.  While most of us are fortunate in that we get to enjoy the festive season, some people have nowhere to sleep, kids go without gifts, people struggle to afford a basic meal and some are struck by disaster.
South West Personnel, as part of an initiative introduced by our Managing Director and founder Esi Garcia, is once again proud to donate food hampers to assist The Salvation Army in supporting the less fortunate.
If you would like to contribute to this very worthy cause visit https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/christmas/give-back-this-christmas/dona...

 

  • Christmas Appeal
  • Christmas Appeal

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