Sarah Courtney,Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth
The establishment of the new Jobs Tasmania unit has begun within the Department of State Growth to deliver our Local Jobs for Local People package and connect employers, jobs seekers and training opportunities.
This is part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to help more people find rewarding careers and boost our economy to secure Tasmania’s future.
Jobs Tasmania will be focussed on connecting the right people with the right skills with the employers that need more trained workers, addressing key recommendations of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) final report.
Importantly, its focus will be across the state and particularly in our regions with four new Jobs Tasmania Hubs in Burnie, Brighton, Huonville and St Helens, and an expansion of the existing Northern Employment and Business Hub.
This unit will provide important support as we deliver almost $22 million in jobs and training related funding, including:
- A pilot Youth Connectors program to operate in conjunction with existing Jobs Hubs in Sorell, Glenorchy and George Town;
- The Job Ready Fund to help job seekers gain essential accreditations they need to get a job such as White Card and working with vulnerable people checks;
- The Jobs Tasmania Partnership between the government and the non-government sector to enhance engagement and alignment of non-Government services and the Jobs Tasmania Hubs network; and
- The Tasmanian Employer Bonus to encourage employers to take on long-term unemployed job seekers.
Jobs Tasmania is already working on implementation strategies and engaging with key stakeholders to support the timely rollout of these new initiatives to get more than 2000 Tasmanian job seekers in regional areas into work over the next three years.