Posted February 09, 2018 02:17:18 University of Brisbane will begin hiring up to 2,500 more staff to cover growing costs of running its state university.
Key points:The University of Oxford says it’s looking to hire more staff and increase its staff numbers to cover costsThe Queensland Government is seeking to boost its staff to help with its $5 billion budget crisisUniversity of Queensland (UQ) says it will hire around 2,400 staff to deal with rising costsThe university has said it will start looking to increase its workforce, with around 2.8 per cent of its workforce due to be hired.
The university will now be able to hire up to 100 staff, or 500 full-time equivalent positions, to cover increasing costs of staffing the institution, which is one of the most expensive in the world, with an annual budget of more than $5.5 billion.
The Queensland Department of Education said it was looking to boost the university’s staff numbers, with up to 1,000 staff, which would increase to around 700 full- and part-time equivalents positions.
The Department of Health said it would look to hire another 600 full- or part-timers, or 800 full-and part-timer equivalents.
Queensland Health Minister David Gillespie said he was looking at the university and its surrounding areas to see how they could be able expand their workforce.
“We’ve got about 2,300 staff in Queensland.
We have around 500 staff here in the Brisbane CBD,” Mr Gillespie said.”
I’m looking at them, I’m looking around them.
I think they’ve got a big potential to go.”
But it’s about getting them on board.
“Mr Gillespie said the Government was also looking at increasing its workforce numbers to help deal with the increasing costs.”
That’s the reason why I’m calling on universities to consider the need to increase their workforce and the need for more staff,” he said.
Mr Gillespie has previously said the state was in a “fundamental crisis” and the Government needed to boost investment in tertiary education.”
This is about our future.
We’re not just at the point of an economic downturn, we’re not only at the moment of crisis, we’ve got to have a more proactive and proactive approach to tertiary investment,” he told AM.”
It’s a fundamental crisis for the state of Queensland.”‘
I don’t know if it’s too late’: UQ vice-chancellorThe university’s vice-Chancellor, Michael Hickey, said he did not know if he could return to the job of vice-president for the Queensland government.”
There is no doubt that the university is very much looking for someone to step up to that role,” Mr Hickey said.
The UQ said it wanted to hire staff to handle increasing costs in order to help ensure its financial sustainability.”
If you have an institution with the potential to be a world-leading tertiary institution, then the recruitment of more staff will help to ensure we continue to grow our academic reputation and provide the highest quality education for our students,” Mr Buckley said.
Queenya Premier Jackie Trad said the university would “be in a position to absorb a significant increase in costs”.”
We will be looking at a number of different factors and all are likely to be met,” she said.
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