Officially opened today, a new Jobs Hub based in Glenorchy has opened its doors to help job seekers find work and connect employers with new staff as part of a $1.3 million investment from the Tasmanian Liberal Government.
Following a tender process run by the Glenorchy City Council, STEPS Employment Services was contracted to operate the hub which is already supporting locals into jobs, by helping link job seekers with employers, and arranging and preparing candidates for interviews.
We were inspired to recently hear of the experience of Mrs Nguyen, who after being job-less for two years, secured a job on the same day she had an interview organised by the Glenorchy Jobs Hub.
Mrs Nguyen said the Hub helped her prepare for what to say and do, along with filling in the necessary forms.
We know Jobs Hubs with strong local leadership are able to bring local industry and local workers together, to provide practical support to job seekers to address barriers to work, including skills and transport.
Under our $10.6 million investment in the 2021-22 Budget another four hubs across the State will come into operation in the coming months, as part of the Regional Jobs Hub Network, which aims to help more than 2000 additional Tasmanians into work over the next three years.
Importantly, these hubs will make more dedicated employment support services available across regional Tasmania and particularly in areas that are experiencing higher unemployment and low levels of workforce participation.
This will add to the Glenorchy, Sorell and Georgetown Hubs to bring the total number of Jobs Hubs to seven across the State.
The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is the only metropolitan-based centre and was chosen due to the region’s high levels of young people at or reaching working age, with many needing support to connect them with work.
It will also help growing local business and industries find enthusiastic new workers to join their teams to help continue their expansions.
The Glenorchy Jobs Hob has been established as a collaborative initiative with the local steering committee including representatives from the Glenorchy City Council, MONA, the Brave Foundation, UTas, TasTAFE, INCAT and both the Australian and Tasmanian governments.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s new and expanded Jobs Hubs Network promises to give more Tasmanians the opportunity to live and work in the place they call home.
For more information on how the Glenorchy Jobs Hub can help you or to make and appointment go to https://m.facebook.com/Glenorchy-Jobs-Hub-100779602086231/.