The Hub is a partnership between the Glenorchy City Council and the Tasmanian Government and aims to connect local job seekers with local employers.
Downer and VEC Civil Engineering have made a series of pledges to the Glenorchy Jobs Hub to help ensure the service thrives and to provide real opportunities for job seekers.
Downer General Manager – Tasmania, Marcus Stephens, said the unemployment rate in Glenorchy continues to sit well above the national rate. Initiatives such as the Glenorchy Jobs Hub are an important part of closing that gap.
“At a time when the size of the state’s infrastructure pipeline is putting pressure on the existing workforce, we want to see job seekers upskilled to be able to take on roles in delivering these critical infrastructure projects.
“We are committed to local labour hire, which provides opportunities for community members to gain skills and experience. That’s good for individuals, for communities and for our business.”
Mr Stephens said Downer has made a series of pledges to the Glenorchy Jobs Hub to help ensure the service thrives and to provide real opportunities for job seekers.
“With our head office at Austins Ferry, in the middle of the Glenorchy municipality, we’re keen to help people in our own neighbourhood, especially if we can help connect young Tasmanians to training and employment pathways.
“We want to see young Tasmanians be part of building a stronger future for Tasmania, together.”
Pictured above are (L to R): Bryan McCormick (Deputy CEO STEPS), Marcus Stephens, Bec Thomas (Glenorchy Mayor), Elise Archer (Liberal Member for Clark).