Release type: Joint Media Release


Going nuts for local jobs


The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP
Assistant Minister for Employment

Member for Boothby Andrew Southcott was joined today by the Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker at the Charlesworth Nuts factory in Marion to hear about employment opportunities for local workers.

Member for Boothby Andrew Southcott welcomed the opportunity to showcase the iconic South Australian business to the Assistant Minister.

“Everyone in South Australia knows Charlesworth Nuts,” Dr Southcott said.

“The company has been around for 80 years, building up from a small stall in 1934 in Adelaide Central Market to now employing over 250 staff."

The Assistant Minister noted that building a stronger economy was the key to helping more companies like Charlesworth Nuts to succeed.

“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to visit Charlesworth Nuts today - a fantastic local business employing over 250 local people and producing a very high-quality product," Mr Hartsuyker said.

“The Australian Government has already started to fix Labor’s Budget mess and rebuild the economy by repealing the carbon and mining taxes, and reducing red-tape costs by $1 billion a year.

“These are the sorts of practical measures that help reduce cost pressures on business so they can feel more confident about the future and more likely to take on staff.”

Dr Southcott also noted the new incentives to help employers and job seekers, including: the Job Commitment Bonus to encourage young job seekers to get and keep a job; Relocation Assistance to help meet the costs of moving to take up a job; and the Restart programme, which provides up to $10,000 to any business that hires a mature-age job seeker.

“The Government is committed to listening to what businesses have to say, and helping them get on with the job of growing Australia’s economy and creating local jobs,” Dr Southcott said.