The Local Jobs Program runs to 30 June 2022 and supports tailored approaches to accelerate reskilling, upskilling and employment in 25 regions across Australia. Recognising that regions have been impacted by COVID-19 in varying ways, the program will provide for:

  • 25 Employment Facilitators across 25 regions
  • a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce in each of these regions
  • a Local Jobs Plan developed for each of these regions
  • projects funded through a Local Recovery Fund in each of these regions.

In Queensland, the program will be run in the following regions:

Each region will have a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce chaired by an Employment Facilitator. Taskforces will be comprised of up to 10 members with representation from local stakeholders such as employer representatives, higher education, training providers, employment services providers, and local and state governments.  Each Taskforce will prepare a Local Jobs Plan identifying key employment priorities for their region.

Expressions of interest are now open to become a member of a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce. Submissions close 6 October 2020.

Click on the link below for more information on the program and how to apply to become a member of a local taskforce.

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