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New job and training opportunities as Endeavour Foundation in Gladstone expands


New job and training opportunities will soon be available to Gladstone locals with a disability.
Endeavour Foundation in South Gladstone has been awarded a $350,000 grant, to help expand operations. 
Site Manager Robert Campbell says it will also assist with creating more sustainable employment opportunities for people with disability in the region while helping local companies reduce waste. 
Currently 288 tonnes of paper, that would otherwise be destined for landfill, is shredded annually by Endeavour Foundation in Gladstone and baled on site before being transported to Toowoomba-based business Fibrecycle, who convert the paper into kitty litter.
Executive Manager Steve Waters says it'll also help keep locals employed long term.
"We have been there for a bit over 35 years and this level of transformation of the site gives us viability for another 35 years and beyond that. 
The upgrades will provide a new secure shed to support present and future operations, constant CCTV security monitoring, set walkways that are sectioned off, secure areas where sorting and shredding occurs, first aid room, and a new training centre, featuring an interactive Virtual Reality learning hub.