When Suzie Celotti’s husband Adrian accepted a job in Queensland’s Surat Basin working on a coal seam gas project, the Corporate HR specialist would never have guessed it would be the start of a new career path for herself.
Suzie and Adrian relocated from Melbourne to Chinchilla, and with grand plans of being a dedicated stay-at-home mum, Suzie was quite unprepared for the new life in recruitment that awaited her.
“I was caring full-time for our daughters who were aged two and one at the time and I suppose you could say I had a bit of cabin fever, or itchy feet,” Suzie explained. “I’m the kind of person who always needs to have something – or many things – on the go.
“I realised that even with all the resources activity in the region, there was no local labour hire or recruitment company in Chinchilla. I wasn’t looking to get back into work there and then, but I just couldn’t resist the opportunity which was in front of me.”
Suzie explained she had started businesses before and with opportunity knocking, she opened the doors of Celotti Workforce in Chinchilla in 2013, a labour hire and recruitment agency specialising in resources, construction, infrastructure and, more recently, agribusiness staffing.
“With my career experience in corporate HR and recruitment, an