PALMER’S MANAGEMENT GRAB ENDS IN RESORT REDUNDANCIES

Written on the 8 June 2012

PALMER’S MANAGEMENT GRAB ENDS IN RESORT REDUNDANCIES

CLIVE Palmer’s Coolum Resort (pictured) today confirmed it had retrenched some of its 650 workers.

The layoffs came three months after the mining magnate settled a bitter management dispute with former operator Hyatt outside of court. Shortly after the settlement, Palmer praised hotel staff and offered each employee a $500 bonus.

The tone today was markedly different.

“This is a regrettable outcome of improving the overall efficiency of the business since new management took over from the Hyatt,” says the resort in a written statement.

“With the change of management, we are reviewing every department and making tough decisions, which in many cases, are long overdue.”

The resort would not confirm how many roles were made redundant, but reports suggest 20 housekeepers, four gardeners, eight laundry workers and five housemen were retrenched.

General manager Bill Schoch defends the sackings, revealing they are part of a broader review and upgrade to facilities at Coolum Resort.

“The decisions are being made from a business point of view to build a stronger tourism asset for the region, which can sustain growth into the future,” he says.

“The resort has very exciting plans for the future which cannot be discussed at this stage, but will provide considerable economic and employment benefits for the region.”

It is understood investment has been made on a new information technology system for the resort, improving drainage on the golf course and advertising in Brisbane and Melbourne.


Latest News

GROUPTOGETHER A GIFT FOR TIME-POOR PARENTS

JULIE Tylman and Ali Linz have taken the stress out of gift giving by creating GroupTogether, an online platform whic...

SIRTEX CEO DISMISSED FOLLOWING SHARE TRADING PROBE

SIRTEX Medical Ltd (ASX: SRX) has sacked its chief executive officer, Gilman Wong (pictured), following an investigat...

SANTA DELIVERS KOGAN A GIFT

KOGAN.COM (ASX: KGN) has exceeded its expectations and reported another strong quarter of trade.

The online retail...

FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

SHANNON Overs, co-founder of onPlatinum ICT, sees it too often, perhaps half a dozen times per year businesses tha...

Related News

RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS

ENTREPRENEURIAL cultivation companies in Australia are appearing quickly, but questions have been raised about whe...

SMES TAKE RETAIL MARKET SHARE AS CONSUMERS CHOOSE PERSONALISATION

IN a battle for the hearts and wallets of Australian consumers, it appears that small and medium retail businesses...

KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

BUSINESSES searching for efficiencies and improved systems are in search of knowledge workers early this year, say...

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH

DESPITE the fast-growing number of women studying STEM subjects at school and university, women continue to be und...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter