Gold Coast Jobs Facilitator Announced

News Gold Coast Jobs Facilitator Announced

Gold Coast Jobs Facilitator to Provide On-The-Ground Support in New Year

The Gold Coast’s dedicated new Employment Facilitator will hit the ground running in the New Year, helping local job seekers find work, as part of the Morrison Government’s $62.8 million Local Jobs Program.

Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP said Jodi Brackenbury from Settlement Services International Limited will move into the role on 11 January 2021.

“The Morrison Government has recognised the impact COVID-19 has had on the Gold Coast and the importance of obtaining this local knowledge in assisting our jobs recovery,” Mrs Andrews said.

“I’m confident, with the experience Jodi brings to the role, she will provide the on-the-ground support employers and job seekers need at this vital time.”

Member for Fadden Stuart Robert MP said as the Employment Facilitator, Ms Brackenbury will help support the Gold Coast’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,” Mr Robert said.

“Our Employment Facilitator will provide a local presence on the Gold Coast to support employers and job seekers to connect to local employment and training opportunities.”

Member for Moncrieff Angie Bell MP said Ms Brackenbury will also chair a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce addressing the needs of the local community.

“I’m confident Jodi will come up with local solutions that will benefit the entire Gold Coast community,” Ms Bell said.

“Her purpose will be to drive innovative ideas to address the unique challenges the Gold Coast has, by bringing together local businesses, training providers and job seekers.”

The Taskforce will identify projects that can be funded by the Morrison Government through the Local Recovery Fund, ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.

The Gold Coast Employment Region is one of 25 regions that will benefit from the Local Jobs Program.

The interim Employment Facilitator for the region is still available, with further information at:
https://www.dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program.

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