Werx launches in Melbourne – where there’s a ‘media buyer and planner shortage’

Five year-old Sydney recruitment firm Werx Creative Recruiting has opened an office in Melbourne.

The operation will be run by Lynette Edelstein (pictured), a consultant with the firm.

“We are hoping to attract candidates from either cities to fill shortages within the markets,” said Rex Bellairs, a founder of Werx. “At the moment, Melbourne is experiencing a shortage of media buyers and planners, so we are hoping that our candidates may consider re-locating to Melbourne for a life-style change.”

Werx’s clients in Sydney include Clemenger Proximity, Wunderman, G2, Saatchi and Saatchi, Neon Creative, 303 Group and Morris and Partners.

The firm places creative, production, account service and media personnel, with an emphasis on freelance placements.

“Freelancer placements are a large percentage of our business in Sydney, and we aim to deliver the same in Melbourne,” said Bellairs.

“We find that clients are advertising themselves, but then coming to us as they are not attracting the same quality of candidates as we have on our books. We are able to save them loads of time by only sending quality candidates,” he added.


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