MEDIA RELEASE | 29 MARCH 2021

The Toowoomba Chamber have for many months been requesting government aid employers to facilitate employment pathways to get people, especially youth, back into work.

A recent visit by the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer MP, the Toowoomba Chamber outlined challenges and opportunities from the lack of support for businesses owners to create pathways for youth and the success of the business connect program to reviewing existing funding models to include employability skills, not just qualifications.

Toowoomba Chamber Chief Executive Officer, Todd Rohl said, “Whilst a multi-faceted and multilayered approach to employment is needed, the Regional Jobs Taskforce extension is one mechanism that will assist in creating employment pathways for members of the Toowoomba community.

“The extension of funding this model can only be a positive and we thank the Queensland Government for this decision.

“The Toowoomba Chamber has a seat at the regional jobs taskforce table, which provides the platform to have a voice and raise the challenges and opportunities found at the coal face of our small business community.

“We will continue to work cooperatively and collaboratively to deliver jobs for Toowoomba residents with other community, business and government leaders,” Todd said.

About our Chamber

The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce is an independent organisation that advocates on behalf of local businesses at a local, state and federal level to ensure the business community has a voice. We offer a full program of member networking events that provide members with a platform to strengthen their existing networks, develop new contracts and connect with business leaders to maximise growth opportunities for your business.

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