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The Turnbull Government has today extended assistance available through the Hazelwood Structural Adjustment Package to Carter Holt Harvey workers who will be impacted by the impending closure of the Morwell timber mill.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester and Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the extension of package was to ensure that CHH workers in the Latrobe Valley had access to timely support to help get them back into work.

“The Turnbull Government is helping Carter Holt Harvey workers and their families access the practical support they need to get back into work as soon as possible,” Mr Chester said.

Retrenched Carter Holt Harvey workers and their partners will be able to access to intensive employment assistance through the Government’s jobactive employment service.

The services of local Employment Facilitator, Mr Luke Arber, will also be available to affected workers to help connect them to training, job opportunities and other support agencies.

“The local, established Employment Facilitator will help assist affected workers connect with potential employers and the support services they need,” Minister Cash said.

“I encourage retrenched workers and their partners to consider participating in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme which is designed to help those looking for work start their own small businesses in the local community.”

Workers can also find help through the “What’s Next” website, which provides a range of information and self-help resources to get into new employment as quickly as possible.

To find out more, retrenched workers can call the Employment Services Information Line on 13 62 68.

To learn more about assistance available to Carter Holt Harvey workers and their families: https://www.employment.gov.au/help-workers-who-have-recently-lost-their-job.

Mr Luke Arber, the Gippsland Employment Facilitator, can be contacted on 0439 713 482 or luke.arber@gippslandfacilitator.org.au.

For more on “What’s Next” visit: www.whatsnext.employment.gov.au.

To learn more about jobactive visit: www.jobactive.gov.au.

 

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