NEWS STORY | 8 APRIL 2021

Efforts of behalf community leaders in Toowoomba to get young people into jobs are finally being aided by the State Government with the extension of the Regional Jobs Committee initiative.

The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce says it’s been requesting government aid to facilitate employment pathways for young people, especially after outlining specific problems and obstacles to Employment and Small Business Minister Di Farmer during a recent visit.

In a meeting with Ms Farmer, the Chamber cited lack of support for business owners and outdated funding models as just a few reasons the region’s residents were struggling to seek meaningful employment.

 

Chamber chief executive officer Todd Rohl said the program’s extension would go a long way in creating employment opportunities.

“Whilst a multifaceted 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,” he said.

“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.”