Assisting local job seekers to be competitive for local job opportunities

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Project Description

Provide targeted employer and job seeker engagement activities that assist local job seekers to be competitive for local employment opportunities.

This will include targeted job fairs, workforce planning and development training for businesses and forums to connect employers with government services.

Assisting local job seekers to be competitive for local job opportunities

Progress Statement

The Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business will work closely with Tasmanian Government and City of Launceston to deliver targeted job fairs, workforce planning and development training to enable local job seekers to be competitive for job opportunities arising through infrastructure projects in the Launceston region.

A roundtable was held with Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, Skills Tasmania (Department of State Growth), Launceston Chamber of Commerce and the University of Tasmania (UTas) on 10 May 2018 to discuss strategies to support the objectives of this commitment. Next steps include: 

  • The Launceston Chamber of Commerce is working on a construction pipeline to facilitate the hiring of workers for short-term projects.
  • Skills Tasmania is working with the Building and Construction Training Industry Board to explore potential projects to support apprenticeship outcomes.
  • UTas is finalising construction timelines.

Next Steps and Milestones

Q2 2018: Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business met with stakeholders to discuss possible engagement activities, linked with the construction of the university campus.

Q2 - Q4 2018: Employer forums. Connecting job seekers and employers.

Q1 2019: Targeted employer/job seeker connection event to fill University of Tasmania campus construction jobs.

Financial Information

Part of ongoing delivery of employment support services by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business.

In-kind or co-funding assistance from the Tasmanian Government and the City of Launceston.  

Responsibilities

The Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business with support (co-funding or in-kind) from the Tasmanian Government and the City of Launceston.