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As part of the Employment White Paper, the Government is undertaking a reform process of the Local Jobs program. This aims to embed best practice policy design and support more people seeking work.

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Initial changes will enhance flexibility to better help individuals, businesses and communities. Changes include:

  • broadening eligibility for Local Recovery Fund projects to include more people
  • supporting Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces in representing their community
  • strengthening Australian Government delivery of Employment Facilitator services in three micro Employment Regions, and
  • enhancing local and regional data and information to inform decision-making processes.

The Australian Government is also exploring options for the future design of the Local Jobs program.

Employment White Paper