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Laguna staff find work

SOME workers who were made redundant when Laguna Whitsundays closed down last week have already started work at Long Island Resort and Club Crocodile Resort.

Six former employees of Laguna have already started work, mainly in house-keeping positions.

Ocean Hotels and Tourism's Michelle Boucher heard about Laguna Whitsundays shutting down and offered them positions.

Mrs Boucher, the general manager of the two resorts, said she heard about the resort closing and immediately contacted Member for Whitsunday and Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt's office to see if she could help.

Ms Boucher said she still had further positions for anyone interested.

She said both resorts were undergoing renovations and refurbishments at the moment and that they would both have 100 per cent occupancy at Easter.

"We will be flat out over the Easter period and need to get some more hands on deck."

Workers who have accepted the positions praised the work of Ms Jarratt's office for liaising between the two parties.

"My priority from the outset was to assist affected workers to find employment," Ms Jarratt said this week.

"I'm glad local families will not have to go through the uncertainty of searching for a job, as a result of the financial mismanagement of this property," she said.

The Rapid Response Team has been activated and anyone still searching for work can contact either Ms Jarratt's electorate office or the Rapid Response Team on 1800 035 749.

Mrs Boucher said she encouraged all available workers to send their resumes to her at michelle.boucher@oceanhotels.com.au


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