2 February 2023

Employers in the Central Highlands have a new and improved toolkit to recruit staff.

Jobs Hub Central Queensland Highlands is a free online platform for businesses and organisations to list their vacancies, search for talent, and manage job applications.

The site, which can be found at, is also designed to help job seekers find and apply for employment in the region easily and quickly.

Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) CEO Peter Dowling calls it a one-stop shop for employment-related information in the Central Highlands.

“Our 2022 Business Survey flagged workforce recruitment as a major constraint to growth, so this platform is one way to help connect employers with the talent they need,” Mr Dowling says.

The site replaces CQ Job Link, now focusing exclusively on the Central Highlands and using the Central Queensland Highlands, Explore More branding.

“The branding has been applied with great success in our tourism marketing initiatives over the past two years and expanding into workforce recruitment is a natural progression,” Mr Dowling says.

“The messaging is the same – telling people outside the region where we are and what we have to offer – but in this instance, rather than just visiting, we want them to stay.”

The site features relevant jobs that are advertised on a variety of other online platforms but employers can also manually add their vacancies.

The site currently features more than 100 vacancies.

The initiative aligns with the Central Highlands Economic Master Plan’s (CHEMP) 30-year vision for the region, which includes a highly-skilled, local workforce that supports our industries to adapt and grow in a changing environment.

Features for employers:
* No cost involved – entire site is free to use.
* Unlimited listings.
* Search function to find quality candidates.
* Smart matching of job vacancies to AirCV applicants.
* Promotion buttons include social media sharing and print-friendly posters with QR codes for shopfront display.

Features for job seekers:
* No cost involved – entire site is free to use.
* Real-time feed of local vacancies.
* Search function filtering includes specific locations within the Central Highlands and job title, industry and company.
* AirCV is an online resumé tool to save time in applications and put you in front of your targeted employers.
* Job alerts and shortlists.