Premier Announces Jobs Action Package For The South-East

Premier Announces Jobs Action Package For The South-East

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Innovative Jobs Partnership To Be Extended To The South-East

Victor P Taffa

Under this State Government, there are now 8,400 more Tasmanians in work than there were at the last election, with the unemployment rate at 5.9 %, the third lowest of any state, Premier Will Hodgman said.

“We know there is more to do and that some Tasmanians particularly young people and those in regional communities are still finding it hard to get a job.” Premier Hodgman said.

“That’s why in the 2017-18 Budget, we committed funding to a number of new jobs initiatives, including our $4.08 Million Jobs Action Package.”

Premier Hodgman today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State’s peak business and social welfare bodies, committing to work together to help more Tasmanians into work.

“This agreement between the Government, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) and the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS) binds us to helping to overcome barriers to employment and to connect employers with local job seekers.” Premier Hodgman said.

“I am also announcing today that we are extending the Jobs Action Package to the South-East, adding to the Derwent Valley.”

This is a region that includes Tasmania’s fastest growing municipality and we know there are many jobs locally in agriculture, in hospitality and in areas such as disability and aged care.

We will be starting consultations soon with the local community to find out what employers need and how we can match that need with local job-seekers.

“Our Jobs Action Package will see 4 regional programs rolled out, with the next 2 regions to benefit to be announced soon.” Premier Hodgman said.