The program being piloted in the Upper Hunter region will offer jobseekers free hospitality training and the opportunity to reskill for a job in a club. With registered clubs hiring over 43,000 people regional communities often benefit greatly from the opportunities of employment closer to home.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said COVID-19 had intensified an already-acute skills shortage for jobs, with local unemployment and a lack of overseas workers such as chefs, bar attendants and kitchenhands. “The NSW Government is committed to working with the hospitality industry to get local people back in work and plug these skills gaps by providing hands-on experience in clubs across the State” explains Mr. Barilaro.
The fee-free training will be funded by the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program with a pilot expected to begin from July. For more information, visit the NSW Government website.