Jobs are the Tasmanian Liberals number one priority and since the election four years ago, 10,600 more Tasmanians now have jobs than when we came into government.
In this years’ Budget we committed funding to a number of innovative jobs initiatives, including a $4.08 million Jobs Action Plan, in partnership with the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) and the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS).
Today, I am pleased to announce our Jobs Action Plan will be extended to the Break O’Day area.
While the unemployment rate in the Break O’Day region has decreased by 3% since we came to office, it is still too high.
The North East has a fantastic future in both traditional industries like agriculture, but also in tourism including popular bike trails, the new wukalina Walk and Bay of Fires.
The Jobs Action Plan will:
By working with the North East community, we will target what employers need and match that with local job-seekers.
The Jobs Action Plan is now active in three other regional communities, the West Coast, the Derwent Valley and Sorell and the South-East.