CatholicCare has partnered with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce to develop the Business Skills Connect project. 

This project is aimed at:

  • establishing employment relationships with local businesses
  • to uncover job vacancies for migrant job seekers
  • identify and explore the major benefits or challenges associated with local employment of migrants and refugees and 
  • develop strategies to build local skills supply chain.

The main insight from employers currently employing migrants or refugees is that migrant employees are loyal, hard-working, helpful, caring, tolerant, mature, resilient and have a solid work ethic and use their initiative.