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$400,000 to connect employers with local job-seekers

SEVERAL media organisations have today reported that the Derwent Valley Council, Central Highlands Council and two other municipalities have been awarded funding to address employment issues and workforce gaps in the region.

The Mercury and ABC Radio report that $395,000 from the Tasmanian Community Fund will be used to connect employers and job-seekers through the hiring of a workforce development co-ordinator in the region. Also involving the Brighton and Southern Midlands councils, this is said to be based on a successful model used by other municipalities.

The Tasmanian Community Fund has also awarded nearly $100,000 to the Derwent Valley Community House in its 40th grant round. The house will receive $54,060 for its “From Little Things Big Things Grow” initiative, and $39,250 for its Crossroads career starter project.

In July the TCF will hold a COVID-19 specific funding round, making $3.5 million available for projects which respond specifically to the impacts of Covid19 on local communities. Applications will open on July 11.

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