Thursday, 3 September 2009

Parramatta. Making the mental leap

David Baumgarten, who, among the several hats he wears, is CEO, of Business Advisory Services Inc (BASI), in Parramatta, said the biggest hurdle redundant corporate employees faced was a mental one – shift from an employee mentality to being self employed. “If the cheque is not there at the end of the week, you’ve got to go and hunt for it,” he said in The Australian Financial Review..


Parramatta. EOI in Premier Parking

Wilson Parking, the largest car parking business in Australia, has confirmed it has put in an official expression of interest in the Parramatta-based Premier Parking NSW and Victoria, which is in receivership, putting its 51 assets on the market. Premier Parking, director, Scott Thomas was working closely with administrator, PPB Partners, to restructure the business. “It is our hope that this process will recapitalise Premier and continue to provide the marketplace with a competitive offering,” Mr Thomas said in The Australian Financial Review.


Region. Praise for employment initiative

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed an initiative aimed at enhancing the skills and employment prospects of Aboriginal students. UWS and the Parramatta-based NSW Aboriginal Land Council have joined forces in the NSWALC Aboriginal Student Internship Program, which aims to boost the chances of indigenous students obtaining successful long-term employment. Four final-year UWS students would be involved in a six-month pilot program which would be evaluated with a view to expanding it in future years.. “A better educated and skilled workforce will not only make a stronger contribution to economic growth but will encourage more knowledge-based industry to locate in the region, thus broadening employment opportunities for all its residents,” said WSROC president, Clr Alison McLaren.