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Employment Facilitator

Lionel Cottingham
Interim Hunter Employment Facilitator
0419 097 116

Local Jobs Plan

Hunter Local Jobs Plan


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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Hunter region for projects that meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Projects will be identified for funding through periodic Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please contact your local Employment Facilitator for information about the Local Recovery Fund and to discuss project proposals.

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Local Recovery Fund Activity Partner Description
Destination Muswellbrook Program The Trustee for Brown Brown Lloyd Unit Trust (trading as Recovery Partners) Joblink Plus

The Destination Muswellbrook Program addresses structural and cultural challenges to increase the capabilities of job seekers and support them entering employment in the manufacturing and construction sectors. The activity will involve the use of allied health specialists, vocational assessments, training and skills development as well as mentoring and supported introductions between job seekers and local employers. 

Bartending Specialist Program Virtual Intern Salvation Army Employment Plus This activity involves delivery of a purpose-built program, housed on an established work experience Virtual Intern platform, that will transition job seekers, mainly aged 18-25 years, into high growth Bartending/after-dark and hospitality venues across the Hunter Employment Region. 

For further information on the activity, please contact the Employment Facilitator or the organisation.