It’s no secret that many hospitality businesses are doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuranda’s local fish and chip shop, Wotta Bout Fish N Chips were no different – not only were they struggling financially, but they were also in need of reliable and hardworking employees to help run the business.

“My wife and I own Wotta Bout Fish N Chips,” said Carl Bianchi.

“We contacted TRACQS six months ago in regards to finding two employees.

“We then employed Jade and Chantelle on a permanent basis – both who do their jobs very well.”

Jade and Chantelle were sourced through TRACQS’ services for the Community Development Program (CDP), which additionally provides participants with Post Placement Support (PPS) in their employment for 26 weeks.

The extra level of support provides both employers and participants with an easier transition as they embark on their employment journey together.

In addition to sourcing two employees, TRACQS was also able to assist Wotta Bout Fish N Chips with funding after 26 weeks of PPS to allow the business to remain steady during uncertain times.

For Carl, he was also happy to employ two locals who had families of their own to support.

“We will be happy to keep in touch with TRACQS and Donna – who were very helpful – to obtain future staff members.”

From the team at TRACQS, we wish the team at Wotta Bout Fish N Chips continued success, and we look for to continuing to work with Carl and Jules well into the future.

About the Community Development Program (CDP)

TRACQS is bringing local experience and knowledge to deliver the Community Development Program (CDP) proudly supported by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

CDP is an employment program for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in regional, rural and remote Australia to achieve sustainable employment outcomes by strengthening skills, addressing barriers and contributing to their communities through a range of flexible work-like activities.