JOBS & BUSINESS
Charters Towers sits on a strong and diverse economic base that has stood the test of time. Not merely dominated by mining and beef cattle agriculture, education; health care and social assistance; retail; public administration; food and beverage service; and construction combine to form a cross-section of employment with tourism in demand April - September.
Add untapped entrepreneurial opportunities for new businesses and emerging industries and you've found your new future!
Charters Towers is born from gold mining, and in 2022 is celebrating 150 years since the goldfields were established here.
Since the beginning, gold mining has remained a strong economic pillar for the region with today's gold prices creating a mining resurgence.
Education is the second largest industry in Charters Towers with a total of seven schools (three with boarding) plus several early learning centres. Teachers are almost always in demand, as well as a range of other positions.
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There are a number of passionate organisations committed to supporting businesses in Charters Towers:
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