The Job Shop was founded by Andrew Coldbeck after a chance meeting at a Country Week Cricket game in Perth in January 2005. The Captain of the South Midlands team (who ran a Labour Hire business in Gingin WA) was asked "How are you going Balcy?" just as he was about to take the field and he replied, "I'd be better if I could find 20 backpackers".
After a few phone calls and meetings, a business plan was scratched out. The Job Shop was born a few days later at the back of Easyrider's, a hop on/ hop off tour business in Perth, WA.
Over the past 12 years, The Job Shop has grown into a key player in the agriculture and hospitality recruitment sectors. We opened our second branch in Kununurra in 2006 when we were awarded the Federal Government contract to supply the Harvest Labour Service (HLS) in northwestern WA. We received the HLS contract for the Northern Territory in 2015 and opened offices in Katherine and Darwin.
In 2017 The Job Shop got involved with the Seasonal Workers Program, bringing in workers from Timor Leste, Vanuatu and Tonga to help growers and hospitality clients secure a reliable source of horticultural and hospitality staff who can return on an annual basis.
Although The Job Shop started as a backpacker-focused operation, we have evolved into a regional recruitment agency offering a range of employment options for temporary workers and Australian residents. Working together with our 4 offices and 7 full-time staff, we provide employment to an average of 3000 people each year.