Concrete Nation partners with The Sarina Russo Group to provide traineeship and job opportunities for COVID-affected unemployed.

Burleigh Heads-based luxury bath and basin manufactures, Concrete Nation have recently partnered with Australian employment group, Sarina Russo to provide training and job opportunities to those who were stood down during the pandemic and have not since been able to find work.

With global sales of their luxury concrete baths and basins rapidly increasing, Concrete Nation have made significant changes to their business and resources to keep up with demand. Rather than pulling from trade-based industries that are currently flourishing in Queensland, the team at Concrete Nation have opted to work with Sarina Russo to provide traineeships for those who found themselves unemployed due to the pandemic.

Concrete Nation Team
“We’ve got chefs, yoga instructors and retail workers who we’ve been able to put through a traineeship and are now on a path to a new career,” explains General Manager, Joe Patuto. 

“We’re working to increase our capacity and require a larger workforce to meet the demand of these products and have made the conscious decision to provide qualifications to these people who have a great attitude, want to work but have had very few opportunities to do so in their own fields over the past 18 months,” Mr Patuto continued.

The partnership has so far seen job placements and traineeships in manufacturing, production planning and administration and will continue as the Burleigh-based family business grows.

“We’re looking for passionate people who take immense pride in their work to help us take our Australian made products around the world,” Mr Patuto said.

“We want to use our growth to help to support our local community as much as possible,” he added.

With the property market booming and a new generation of design-led homeowners fit out their dream bathrooms, demand is expected to continue to increase while creating further employment opportunities within the business.

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