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Our history

1990
1999
2011
2012
1990

JDA commenced business in 1990 as specialist recruiters in the mining, engineering and construction industries. When the Bougainville Copper operation was closed by revolution, the owners of the mine, CRA, approached John Davidson for help. He developed a private database of former CRA employees who could quickly be contacted and mobilised to re-open the mine and to provide assistance with outplacement.

1999

In 1999 JDA consolidated the organisation into 3 main offices – Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The central administrative and corporate functions operated from the Brisbane Australia office, including all payroll and contract administration for JDA contractors.

2011

2011 saw the establishment of two new offices, JDA Mongolia and JDA Africa. Economic growth within these areas saw demand for local labour increase, particularly within the mining industry. Having additional offices allowed JDA to provide in-country nationals as well as expatriates to surrounding regions quickly and effectively. JDA is now recognised for its commitment to up-skilling the local workforce and ethical trading practice.

2012

In May 2012 JDA increased its global footprint in the recruitment sector through its merger with the Applus+ Velosi Group.

Applus+ Velosi is a recognised leader in the provision of inspection, quality assurance, certification and testing services to the oil and gas sector. The merger provided JDA with exciting new opportunities to reinforce its core business strengths and provide innovative workplace management solutions in diverse locations.

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Applus+ Velosi Presence In Mongolia

JDA has been servicing clients in Mongolia since 2006, working largely through JDA Australia. In November, 2012 an exciting new phase commenced with the inception of a new entity dedicated to Mongolia- Applus+ Velosi Mongolia.

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Applus+ Velosi Papua New Guinea Successful ISO Audit

Applus+ Velosi Papua New Guinea recently announced their successful audit by Global Certification.

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