REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT TRIALS PROGRAM TO BOOST JOB
Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2018
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce
Yorke and Mid North RDA has been selected as one of ten regions across the
country to benefit from a new Turnbull Government employment trial.
“Yorke and Mid North RDA region will receive $1
million through a Local Employment Initiative Fund,” he said.
“The fund will directly support local employment
projects such as mentoring programs and the upskilling of people looking for
work so they are job ready.
“As part of the trial, there will be a new Employment
Facilitator appointed in the Yorke and Mid North region through a competitive
tender process. The tender opens today and closes on 18 July.
“I welcome the selection of this region to take part
in the trial program and am confident it will help local people looking for
“This is fantastic news for our region and will mean
that people looking for work will receive every assistance possible to
participate in the local labour market.”
Minister for Jobs
and Innovation, Senator Michaelia Cash said the program will directly support
local employment projects.
“We are bringing
together all available expertise at the local and regional level to develop
positive employment outcomes,” Minister Cash said.
“This is an
initiative which utilises skills already on the ground, and by investing in
local employment programs we are strengthening the local economy to the benefit
of everyone in the community.”
The Turnbull Government is investing $18.4
million, under the Regional Employment Trials Program, for a 21-month program
designed to support local networks to promote employment in regional
In the 10 selected regions, Employment
Facilitators will work with Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees to
develop local employment projects.
Examples of projects that could be funded
using experienced or retired residents, and local business leaders in a
preparing job seekers for an up-coming infrastructure project
work experience programs that provide local employment opportunities.
contacts: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
June 22 2018