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Employment Facilitators to help job seekers back into work


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Nine new Employment Facilitators will help job seekers find work as part of the Morrison Government’s $62.8 million Local Jobs Program.

The Employment Facilitators will work on-the-ground to support employers and job seekers to connect with employment and training opportunities.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said Employment Facilitators will help support the nation’s recovery from COVID-19.

“The Morrison Government wants as many job seekers as possible to upskill and reskill, using solutions developed by their local community,” Minister Cash said.

“Our Employment Facilitators will provide a local presence to support employers and job seekers to connect to local employment and training opportunities.

“They’ll drive innovative ideas to address their region’s unique challenges by bringing together local businesses, training providers and job seekers.

“Employment Facilitators will chair Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces in their communities, addressing the needs of their region and identifying projects that can be funded by the Morrison Government through the Local Recovery Fund.”

The Fund forms part of the Local Jobs Program, which is being rolled out to 25 regions across Australia.

As well as working with employers, and providing support to retrenched workers and job seekers, Employment Facilitators will also ensure better leverage of existing strategies, as well as a valuable source of information on labour market developments in their region. 

The nine new Employment Facilitators are in the following regions:

Employment Region Employment Facilitator
Gold Coast, QLD Jodi Brackenbury
Wivenhoe, QLD John Perry
Mid North Coast, NSW Janine Culnane
North Coast, NSW Peter Skorupanovic
Sydney South West, NSW Joudy Lazkany
North Western Melbourne, VIC Tony Coppola
South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, VIC Darrell Hewton
Adelaide North, SA   Paul Williams
Perth South, WA   Caroline Marshall 

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