A new Employment Facilitator on the Mid North Coast will help job seekers find work as part of the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s $62.8 million Local Jobs Program.
Federal NSW Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie welcomed the appointment of Janine Culnanae from RDA who will work on-the-ground to support employers and job seekers to connect with employment and training opportunities.
Dr Gillespie said employment facilitators will help support the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our employment facilitator will provide a local presence on the Mid North Coast to support employers and job seekers to connect to local employment and training opportunities,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The NSW Nationals in the federal government wants to upskill and reskill as many job seekers as possible, using solutions developed by their local communities.”
NSW Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said employment facilitators will chair a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce identifying the needs of employers across the region.
“They’ll drive innovative ideas to address the skill shortages and education and training challenges by bringing together local businesses, training providers and job seekers,” Mr Conaghan said.
“I’m confident they will come up with local solutions that will benefit our job seekers and industry.”
The taskforce will identify projects that can be funded by the NSW Nationals in the federal government through the Local Recovery Fund, ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.
The Mid North Coast is one of 25 regions that will benefit as part of the Local Jobs Program.