Taskforce to aid local jobs recovery


Job seekers in south-west Sydney will benefit from a local jobs taskforce established to connect job seekers to local employment opportunities.

The Morrison government is investing $62.8 million in a Local Jobs Program to support the nation’s recovery and get more Australians back into work.

Federal MP for Hume Angus Taylor welcomed the announcement for Camden and Wollondilly job seekers with an employment facilitator engaged to connect job seekers with training, job opportunities or other support.

“The local knowledge of the Taskforce will play a critical role in connecting job seekers with local employment,” Mr Taylor said.

“Industry and small business rely on the local community to support them.

“We want to skill people as best we can to meet the needs of local employers and help them get back into the workforce sooner.”

The Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce for the south-west Sydney region will be chaired by an employment facilitator, selected by a tender process. Taskforces will be comprised of up to 10 members with representation from local stakeholders, higher education and training providers, employment service providers and local and state governments.

The Local Jobs Program will run until June 30, 2022. For details, visit www.dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program.

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