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Abby King presenting the award to Wendy Woods

Coffs Coast family operated Advance Metal Industries Australia (AMIA) has been announced as the ETC Employer of the Month.

The balustrade, powder coating, window and door manufacturer business began in 1984 and has since grown to employ 65 staff to service their national clients.

HR and Training Leader Wendy Woods said the business had seen a strong growth in recent years.

“We’ve been able to create an additional 25 positions just in the last three years alone,” Ms Woods said.

Ms Woods said she was very excited to receive the award and recognition from ETC.

“Our mission here is to create a workplace that is like a second home. Our staff are here for at least 8 hours a day – so we want it to be a welcoming environment, friendly and a culture where positive attitudes and people shine.”

“We also invest a lot of time in-house with training. Your staff are your most important asset so it’s important to really look after them by providing a happy and nutritious workplace.”

Having a great mindset was an essential trait for employees to have according to Ms Woods.

“My advice for job seekers out there would be to have confidence within your abilities, have a great attitude and walk-in with a good mindset. We hire on ‘attitude first, skills second’,” she said.

Ms Woods thanked ETC, particularly Business Relationship Advisor Abby King for making her recruiting experience so much easier.

“Abby and her team came and walked through our business premises to see every single type of position we have available, what is entailed and the calibre of people we were looking for. She took the time to listen to our needs. Abby does a lot of the pre-qualifying so I know that when she finally sends me through a referral, that a lot of thought has gone into it (not just plucked from thin air). Partnering with an employment service provider, such as ETC, certainly saves you time and money,” she said.

If you need help finding a job, are looking for staff or are interested in up-skilling, contact ETC on 1800 007 400.



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