Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces

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Each employment region has a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce chaired by an Employment Facilitator. Taskforces comprise 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.

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces develop solutions to move as many people as possible back into work or training as quickly as possible by putting local employer needs at the centre of their actions and addressing the employment barriers of local people. Taskforces play a central role in connecting, coordinating and leveraging existing programs and aligning efforts on the ground to ensure collaboration is maximised, duplication is minimised, and outcomes are achieved.

Taskforces establish a Local Jobs Plan for their respective region, identifying key employment and training priorities and providing a framework for driving employment outcomes in the context of the local labour market.

Using the Local Jobs Plan, each Taskforce maximises opportunities to move people back into work and reskill or upskill to meet employer needs. Where other initiatives or programs do not provide appropriate funding or resources to meet the Taskforce’s key priorities, the Local Recovery Fund can support activities that address issues identified in the Local Jobs Plan. Taskforces are responsible for endorsing proposals for funding under the Local Recovery Fund.

Membership details of each Taskforce are available on the individual Employment Region pages.