Support local businesses and stimulate the territory’s workforce

Local businesses are getting a boost from the territory’s Labor government to address critical worker shortages with the launch of a new global worker attraction campaign, the arrival of more Pacific workers and the second round of l work stay play incentive.

The territory’s Labor government announced its $12.8 million labor package in February, to help address critical skills shortages in sectors including automotive, hospitality, education , elderly care and disability services, healthcare, construction, manufacturing and veterinary services.

As part of this package, the new global worker attraction campaign will kick off on March 24. The campaign will appeal to skilled and semi-skilled workers, who are looking for a change to #bougerversleTerritoire.

Local businesses can get involved by:

upload your jobs to recruitment platforms such as Seek, CareerOne or Indeeddownload the industry toolkit and raise awareness of opportunities to move to the territory to share your job on social media using #movetotheTerritory

Access the downloadable files on: here

See the Northern Territory Global Worker Attraction Campaign here

150 seasonal workers from Fiji and Timor-Leste will also arrive in Darwin and Alice Springs by the end of April, bolstering the territory’s workforce in tourism, hospitality, elderly care , disability and agriculture.

The workers were recruited by companies in the Territory under the Australian Government’s Pacific Australia Labor Mobility (PALM) scheme.

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Michael A. Bynum