25 Mar 2020
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
COVID19 is doing more damage to our Territory economy than any natural disaster ever has, and the Territory Labor Government is so far investing $120 million to protect Territory businesses and Territory jobs.
The Territory Labor Government today announced the next stage of their jobs rescue plan, launching the Territory Jobs Hub platform. The platform will be used to connect Territory employers with Territory jobseekers who have been effected by the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis.
While many industries are being hit hard by this crisis, some industries still need more Territorians working. For example, the agriculture industry will need local workers to help in the fruit and vegetable farming sector expecting a shortfall of 2500 workers in 2020, given the dramatic reduction in overseas and seasonal workers.
The Territory Jobs Hub will be run in conjunction with the Industry Capability Network NT and will work by:
Many sectors will benefit from this new one stop shop Hub, with the Chamber of Commerce, NT Farmers and Hospitality NT receiving a demonstration on how the Territory Jobs Hub will operate.
Whether it be finding takeaway drivers, fruit and vegetable packers and pickers, the Territory Labor Government is doing all that it can to continue to support local business and find jobs for Territorians.
To access the Territory Jobs Hub visit: https://business.nt.gov.au/jobs-hub
Quotes attributed to Chief Minister Michael Gunner:
“My only focus right now is saving lives and saving jobs. I’ll do whatever it takes to protect Territorians.
“Territory Jobs Hub is a about getting Territorians into a job quickly and easily.
“The Territory Government is investing nearly $120 million so far in response to the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis. And we will continue to scale up to save jobs.
“When you spend a dollar in the Territory, you save a Territory job – and in times like these we need our community to band together to keep our small, local businesses open, and as many locals as possible working.”