Maxima opens new offices in Port Pirie

MAXIMUM EFFORT: Chief executive officer of the Maxima Group David Cockram, left, chats with Nukunu man Lindsay Thomas, Jodie Everett and Mayor John Rohde.
MAXIMUM EFFORT: Chief executive officer of the Maxima Group David Cockram, left, chats with Nukunu man Lindsay Thomas, Jodie Everett and Mayor John Rohde.

Jodie Everett and her team are doing it to the ‘Max’.

They have just launched Maxima Joblink’s new office in the former Blockbuster Video premises off Main Road.

The number of staff has more than doubled to seven – with another position still being advertised.

Formerly, the disability employment service was located in Flinders Arcade.

Mrs Everett, who is regional manager, said they aimed to work with the community to ensure “we are getting the best for everyone”.

“It is exciting,” she said at the grand opening last week.

“We are trying to be innovative and that is going to lead to a lot of opportunities for our clients.

“When you get someone who is disadvantaged and you get them into employment, it changes so many things.

“You are getting up to go to work and you have purpose  … there are just so many positives that come from it.”

After an acknowledgement of country by Lindsay Thomas, Mayor John Rohde told the gathering that the company was making a “significant difference” by encouraging people in their pursuit of work.

“It has already produced life-changing outcomes for many clients,” he said.

“The work of organisations such as Maxima are truly valued.

“In your 30-year history, the passion shown for your clients has made you a leading player and top performer in achieving outcomes for job-seekers, particularly for those from the disadvantaged groups.”

He said the city was undergoing a transformation thanks to the $660 million Nyrstar redevelopment while the council had committed more than $30 million to major projects.

“Our city is held up as a leader in being able to work with all levels of government, the business community and key organisations, particularly if the relationship will improve the economic future of our city,” he said.

“This can provide many benefits for Maxima’s specialised employment services which in turn will increase opportunities for those who seek fulfilling work.

“I wish you every success and remember my door is always open.”

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