More than 330 Tasmanians have sought help through the Tasmanian Government's $6.3 million Rapid Response Skills Initiative, and a further 130 have been referred to the Skills Matching Service.
While many Tasmanians and businesses are facing challenges due to COVID-19, it is encouraging to see individuals and businesses engaging with support available to assist them through these tough times.
The Rapid Response Skills Initiative provides $3,000 for training, career advice and assistance for purchasing work health and safety gear for Tasmanian's who need new, work-ready employees.
Since the initiative began in March:
Importantly, more than just training people it offers a holistic approach to finding a job by supporting and encouraging job seekers to open up to a range of new possibilities.
The Government is working to find new roles for those made redundant in current high-demand sectors including in the utilities, not for profit and healthcare/medical sectors.
Our service provider, Searson Buck, continues to work through registrations already received from both displaced individuals and hiring businesses as fast as possible.