BHP lends unlucky workers a hand

BHP has given some sacked Qantas, Virgin and Monadelphous workers six-month contracts in Western Australia and Queensland, as part of its drive to bolster the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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BHP helps the economy tick over

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Through a partnership with labour hire company Programmed, BHP is hiring newly unemployed workers who lost their jobs with companies including Qantas, Virgin and Monadelphous due to COVID-19 cutbacks, on short-term contracts to help with operations.

Many of the former airline workers have already started at airports helping with health screening of the company's fly in, fly out workers.

BHP group procurement officer Sundeep Singh said the company's strong labour hire and service partnerships allowed an almost immediate start of the short-term employment opportunities.

"These are uncertain times for our communities and the economy, and we have an important role to play through this crisis," he said.

Programmed skilled workforce CEO Nic Fairbank said working together with industry had never been more important.

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