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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 work.

“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 areas.  

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 include:

  • using experienced or retired residents, and local business leaders in a mentoring program

  • preparing job seekers for an up-coming infrastructure project

  • work experience programs that provide local employment opportunities.

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June 22 2018

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