Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

25 January 2018

Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

North East’s Break O’Day region named as the next Jobs Action community

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:

  • connect local job seekers to local business and industry with vacancies or growth potential;
  • support local job seekers with the right skills and training, and work placements, for local business and industry;
  • help local young people complete the qualifications they need to fill locally-identified jobs;
  • support long-term unemployed with pathways into work with small and medium businesses; and
  • target mentoring and helping older Tasmanians re-skill and participate in jobs in their local economy.

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.

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