HOBAN Recruitment was honoured to welcome Councillor Tony Bleasdale to celebrate the first graduates to undertake warehouse training programs from its innovative Distribution Development Centre in Seven Hills, NSW.
On Wednesday 16th June 2021, HOBAN Recruitment hosted a Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the first cohort of graduates completing warehouse upskilling in its innovative Distribution Development Centre in Seven Hills, NSW. Councillor Tony Bleasdale, Mayor of Blacktown joined HOBAN staff, clients and partners to congratulate the graduates in obtaining in-demand, work-ready general warehousing skills and high-reach forklift licencing.
Located in 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 most challenging skill to hire for.
“I know specialised organisations like yourselves do a wonderful job in putting people back into the workforce, creating opportunities and giving training that is so important”
– Counsellor Tony Bleasdale, Mayor of Blacktown
Counsellor Tony Bleasdale was invited to give his impressions on the DDC and how it adds value to the local area. “I know specialised organisations like yourselves do a wonderful job in putting people back into the workforce, creating opportunities and giving training that is so important”, The Mayor commented on the need to address opportunities of the Greater City of Blacktown’s growth in population and the warehousing industry.
The Mayor highlighted the importance of how Distribution Development Centres, like HOBAN’s, are critical to servicing the local economy of Blacktown City and its surrounding suburbs. He also appreciated how education and the acquisition of qualifications are important for job seekers to obtain employment.
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 of 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.