New taskforce appointments to help steer economic recovery
MatchWorks and genU Training experts have been announced as members of the new Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce in regions across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
A new Federal Government initiative, the Local Jobs Program will support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Taskforce will use local intelligence and collaboration to accelerate reskilling, upskilling and employment outcomes in 51 regions across the country.
“Representing the Employment Services Sector in these regions means MatchWorks and genU Training will play an active role in fast-tracking the economic recovery in these communities,” Executive General Manager, Recruitment, Employment and Training at genU, Paul Barbaro said.
“COVID-19 has impacted regions in many different ways, so a targeted response will bring the tailored solutions needed to address industry skills shortages and unemployment in each region.”
At the centre of taskforce actions will be the workforce skill needs of local employers. The collaborative program will open up new employment and training opportunities in each region, and tackle barriers to employment so job seekers can transition into the workforce as quickly as possible.
Congratulations to Joanne Gudmann (Somerset), Richard Johnson (Sydney North West), Simon Hill (Barwon) and Paul Costigan (Bendigo) on their Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce membership appointments. These representatives will join local employers, Chambers of Commerce, social support organisations, and local and state government in a collective effort to support economic recovery in their respective regions.
For more information about the Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.