Helping the over 50s find work

BACK TO WORK: SilverTemp founder Art Beavis matches older workers with business needs.
BACK TO WORK: SilverTemp founder Art Beavis matches older workers with business needs. Yvonne Gardiner

FOLLOWING his retirement in 2009, Art Beavis quickly found people over the age of 50 struggled to find part time work in the Northern Rivers region.

To combat this, Mr Beavis decided to start SilverTemp, a temp agency specifically to place mature age women and men into casual and part time work.

SilverTemp has been operating successfully in the the Northern Rivers and is now expanding into the Tweed. We chat with Mr Beavis about SilverTemp.

What do you most enjoy about operating your own business? There are the challenges of selling the concept of employing mature age people to local small and medium businesses but when we do supply them with staff they almost always give us positive feedback about their strong work ethic, their punctuality, reliability and flexibility plus they really give a full day's work with hardly any waste of time.

What's the biggest challenge in operating a business in Tweed? I believe the challenges of starting up in Tweed will be much the same as in the Northern Rivers which was making contact with business owners and managers to show them how employing casual labour staff can improve the efficiency of their business and save them money in the long run.

What are your future plans for the business? Out initial target is to place as many people as possible into part-time, casual and temporary employment.


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