Job seekers in Gippsland will benefit from continued support with the extension of the Employment Facilitator services in the region.
Local MP Darren Chester said the Gippsland Employment Facilitator would continue to coordinate employment and training opportunities for the region.
“Employment Facilitator Luke Arber, will continue his great work in identifying gaps in our workforce and create suitable training and employment opportunities,” Mr Chester said.
“Throughout Gippsland there have been many challenges with the closure of Hazelwood Power Station, drought, bushfires and COVID 19 leading to unemployment and gaps in the workforce.
“This tailored approach will ensure job seekers in Gippsland are skilled in relevant fields of workforce shortage.”
Gippsland Employment Facilitator Luke Arber said the extension ensured he could continue to provide opportunities for job seekers and those looking to reskill.
“Providing opportunities for locals to upskill and retrain ensures a strong workforce in our region,” Mr Arber said.
“This extension means Gippslanders will be able to continue to access these opportunities and remain attractive to potential employers.
“I look forward to continuing to deliver the Local Jobs Program in Gippsland and welcome the opportunity to meet with industry and businesses.”
The Local Jobs Program has been extended to June 30, 2025 and is expanding from 25 Employment Regions to cover all 51 Employment Regions across Australia, which will increase the number of facilitator services on the ground around the country.
More details can be found at: www.dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program/