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Michelle Rowland MP Cuts Ribbon Officially Opening HOBAN Recruitment’s Innovative Distribution Development Centre in Western Sydney

HOBAN Recruitment was pleased to officially open its innovative Distribution Development Centre alongside Michelle Rowland MP, Member for Greenway in Seven Hills, NSW. 

On Friday 11th May 2021, HOBAN Recruitment hosted a Ribbon Cutting Day to officially open its innovative Distribution Development Centre located in Seven Hills, NSW. Michelle Rowland MP joined a gathering of HOBAN employees, clients and partners to celebrate the opening of the innovative facility focused on training and upskilling job seekers in the heart of Western Sydney’s distribution centre, logistics and supply chain hub. 

The Distribution Development Centre (DDC) is a reflection of HOBAN’s commitment to providing the local economy with highly skilled, in-demand people meeting the needs of businesses and job seekers. The concept of the facility was developed across a 12-month period in response to the local skill demands for businesses in the logistics and warehousing industries. HOBAN has drawn on its seasoned experience in warehousing, logistics and training & development to provide a facility to help produce skilled, in-demand talent through our customised, hands-on forklift and warehouse training. Recent findings from our 2021/22 Workforce Trends Report, with data from over 400 of Australia’s largest employers, highlights that logistics and warehousing staff are the hardest skill to hire for.

“There is a skill shortage in this area… you are really filling a gap and filling it well” – Michelle Rowland MP

Michelle Rowland MP was invited to give her impressions on the DDC and how it add value to the local economy. “There is a skill shortage in this area… you are really filling a gap and filling it well”, The Member of Greenway provides her view on the positive impacts the DDC can provide in closing skill gaps in the local Western Sydney area.

HOBAN’s Distribution Development Centre in numbers

  • Target to train and upskill a minimum of 40 people per month;
  • Successfully already trained 55 people on warehouse picking and operations; and
  • 32 people have obtained High Reach Forklift licences.

To find out more about the DDC and how it can provide value to you and your business, please contact HOBAN by visiting the following page.

About HOBAN Recruitment

HOBAN Recruitment is a premier provider of recruitment and managed services to Australian businesses and job seekers. We have over 50 years’ experience across Australia. There’s no one more qualified to help you with temporary and permanent positions in administration, accounting & finance, customer service, call centre, logistics, manufacturing or labour hire.

HOBAN is a part of the Tokyo-based OUTSOURCING Inc. Group, which has over 80 different brands across 17 countries globally. In Australia, our group turns over nearly $700M annually. Our size and reach mean you can be confident in our ability to meet all of your workforce needs.

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