Building our local workforce | Mirage News

Businesses in the territory are being offered a number of opportunities to help grow their businesses by attracting more workers, as part of the Labor Government’s $12.8 million Workforce Development Program. territory.

The territory’s Labor government is creating jobs and helping businesses find the workers they need, which will help grow the industry and revive the economy. These programs will help support a $40 billion economy in the territory by 2030.

Global Workforce Attraction Campaign

The global workforce attraction campaign has now entered phase 2 of the marketing campaign, targeting Australian and overseas workers for #movetotheTerritory.

Phase 2 of the marketing campaign is called “Reaching the Top,” focusing on career climbers and those looking to advance their lives personally and professionally.

The campaign targets skilled and semi-skilled workers aged 18-45 in Australia and around the world.

Businesses in the territory are encouraged to get involved by uploading their jobs to the Seek and CareerOne recruitment platforms, downloading resources from the Worker Attraction Toolkit to publicize job opportunities, and moving on territory to work, and including the hashtag #movetotheTerritory on social media posts throughout the campaign, which runs until December 31.

Flexible Workforce Solution Fund

Companies must also act quickly to make the most of the Flexible Workforce Solutions Fund, with expressions of interest now open until August 15.

Grants of up to $200,000 are available for local business and industry to collaborate on projects that help address labor shortages in the territory, with consortia now only having to contribute at 25% of the total cost.

Eligible projects could include regional industry workforce solutions, seasonal workforce strategies, leveraging new technology or innovation, or providing direct labor recruitment services. workers in the country.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Business, Employment and Training, Paul Kirby:

“We are doing everything we can with our Global Worker Attraction campaign and our Flexible Workforce Solution fund to attract qualified workers to the region.

“The Northern Territory has unparalleled employment opportunities across all sectors and great potential for career advancement.

“We are looking for trailblazers, career climbers, the bold and innovators to move to the Northern Territory. Accelerate your career, enjoy a unique lifestyle and be part of a great community.

Northern Territory Government

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Michael A. Bynum