Jobs bonanza expected for NT

THE flow-on effects from the Ichthys LNG final investment decision are still being felt, with the Northern Territory government keen to see jobs created from what is forecast to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Jobs bonanza expected for NT
Jobs bonanza expected for NT
Jobs bonanza expected for NT
Jobs bonanza expected for NT
Jobs bonanza expected for NT

The latest initiative will see the NT government canvass both employers and employees in the region for their input into the Employment Strategy Discussion Starter.

Acting chief minister Delia Lawrie said discussion was needed as the NT emerged as a resources hub.

"The Territory is set to emerge as a resource development and export location, creating more demand for skilled and semi-skilled workers and new business opportunities," she said.

"We want to put Territorians in the best position to grab these jobs, and give Territory businesses the best chance of securing the labour they need to grow and prosper."

The discussion is a pre-cursor to a Jobs NT Plan, which will focus on workforce planning and development, skilling the workforce, indigenous employment participation, migration, and business and industry support.

Access Economics has tipped NT to be the third quickest growing jobs state in the country during the next five years.

"There is expected to be significant competition for workers nationally due to the numerous major resource projects underway or planned to commence, and we want to keep our workers at home, building the Territory," Lawrie said.

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