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Federal Government connecting employers to job seekers

A new Employment Facilitator for the North Coast has begun his role in helping job seekers find work as part of the Australian Government’s $62.8 million Local Jobs Program. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said a new Employment Facilitator will help support the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The North Coast Employment Facilitator, Peter Skorupanovic from Nortec Employment and Training will work on-the-ground in the region to support employers and job seekers to connect with employment and training opportunities. “Part of the role will be to identify projects that can be funded by the Australian Government through the Local Recovery Fund, ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.” “The Federal Government’s aim is to help in upskilling and reskilling as many job seekers as possible. It is critical we use solutions developed by our community, for our community,” Mr Hogan said. Mr Hogan says, “I’m excited by Peter’s new role in helping us grow in to 2021 and wish him the best of luck.” Peter began his new role on January 4. For more information, please visit