ILLAWARRA JOBS DRIVE TO KICK START HOLIDAY SEASON FOR WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS

 

STEPHEN JONES MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SUPERANNUATION

MEMBER FOR WHITLAM

 

SHARON BIRD MP

MEMBER FOR CUNNINGHAM

 

ILLAWARRA JOBS DRIVE TO KICK START HOLIDAY SEASON FOR WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS

 

 

With Christmas coming it’s time to get our hospitality workers back on the job at cafes, hotels and restaurants.

 

That’s why we proposed a jobs drive for the Illawarra’s hospitality sector and why we are so pleased it is up and running as of today.

 

Under this innovative program, employers can pledge a job to the local community via the centralised Jobs Drive website.

 

Job seekers can then access the website and search for a role that suits them and their skills.

 

The program culminates in a face-to-face hiring event at Osbourne Park at the Wollongong Harbour Foreshore on Tuesday, December 7.

 

Prospective employers and job seekers can use this event to meet each other, discuss the roles on offer and hopefully agree to work together.

 

We thank local employers, workers, local job placement services, the Regional Development Authority, TAFE NSW and Destination Sydney Surrounds South for getting behind the Jobs Drive.

 

Together we can all meet the challenge of getting employment up, businesses thriving and tourists coming away from our wonderful region with smiles on their faces and a story to tell their friends and family.

 

Lockdowns have been extremely tough on our hospitality sector.

 

Our hope is that a bustling Christmas holiday season will kick-start a recovery for workers and employers alike.

 

Working together to get ready for the summer rush is a great start.