Each Employment Region has a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce chaired by the Employment Facilitator. Taskforces comprise up to 10 members with representation from local stakeholders such as employers or industry groups, education and training providers, employment services providers, and local and state governments. Taskforce members volunteer their time to be part of the Local Jobs Program and are highly valued for bringing their industry perspective to the region.
Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces meet regularly to support solutions to move people into work or training 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 support the 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 into work and reskill or upskill to meet employer needs. Where existing initiatives or programs do not provide appropriate funding or resources to meet the key priorities, the Local Recovery Fund can support activities that address issues identified in the Local Jobs Plan.
For more information about your local Taskforce, including current membership, or for information regarding these meetings, please contact your local Employment Facilitator.