Jobs needed to spur moves

Amanda Stack and partner Vipul Chowdhary with their kids Zara and Ava, who relocated to Dubbo through the Evocities campaign. Photo: Rochelle Hinton
Amanda Stack and partner Vipul Chowdhary with their kids Zara and Ava, who relocated to Dubbo through the Evocities campaign. Photo: Rochelle Hinton

A revamped Evojobs website will encourage people to move to areas like Dubbo, says Evocities’ Kevin Mack.

Evojobs is a free job listing website providing a platform for employers to access jobseekers looking to move to Dubbo, Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Orange, Tamworth or Wagga Wagga.

Since the launch of Evojobs in 2010, more than 34,000 jobs have been advertised on the website, with 8,500 applications lodged.

There has also been a staggering 1.8 million hits on the Evojobs website.

With 77 per cent of relocators securing a job prior to moving or shortly after, Evocities spokesperson Cr Mack said it made sense to refresh the Evojobs website to make it easier for council to upload the vacant positions, and more convenient for job searchers.

“From our experience you have to invest in the things that work and this is one of the things that work,” Cr Mack said.

He said it was crucial to the success of the Evocities campaign to keep pace with technology and allow a prospective relocator to move seamlessly between the Evocities website and the Evojobs platform.

With more than 300 jobs on the website on any given day, the new platform would help metropolitan residents get over the last hurdle to making the move out of the city, that is the misconception quality jobs don’t exist in the regional centres, Mr Mack said.

“If you look at Sydney and the coast, when you try and drive anywhere it’s just a nightmare. People are looking for an alternative lifestyle, a cheaper life style and a better place to live,” he said.

“I compare living in Sydney to an ingrown toenail. You put up with it for so long and then when you finally get it fixed you think ‘why did I put up with it for so long?’.”

Since the campaigns launch there have also been more than 469,000 visits to the Evocities website and more than 2,900 households that have relocated to one of the Evocities.

To list a vacant position on the Evojobs website head to evojobs.com.au/employer and follow the steps.