Supporting local jobs for local people


We have the experienced team to Secure Tasmania’s Future, which will deliver the certainty Tasmania needs.

A re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government has a long-term Plan to deliver jobs across regional Tasmania, and deliver a more diverse and resilient economy to help protect us against future challenges.

This is why we will more than double the number of Jobs Hubs in Tasmania with four new Jobs Hubs in Huonville, Burnie, Brighton, St Helens, and the operations expanded at the Northern Employment and Business Hub to give more Tasmanians the opportunity to live and work in the place they call home.

These hubs bring local industry and local workers together to work with job seekers to address barriers to work, including skills and transport.

Based on the success of the first Jobs Hub at Sorell, our new and existing Hubs could see more than 2,000 Tasmanians enter jobs in these regions over the next three years, including long-term unemployed and young job seekers.

A pilot Youth Connectors program will also operate in conjunction with our existing hubs in Sorell and Glenorchy, as well as the George Town Launchpad Hub. This pilot is part of our Plan to ensure young Tasmanians can get the training, apprenticeships and jobs for their future here in Tasmania.

We are also setting up a Job Ready Fund to help job seekers with essential tools they need, such as White Card licensing, protective clothing or boots.

In addition, we’ll expand our Area Connect Service to get more regional Tasmanians transport to work, training or education where no easy options exist.

And we are encouraging employers to take on a long-term unemployed job seeker, through our Tasmanian Employer Bonus.

The $13.8 million Jobs Tasmania package includes;

  • $10.6 million to establish four new Jobs Hubs in Huonville, Burnie, Brighton, St Helens and expand the regional coverage of the Northern Employment and Business Hub;
  • $1.3 million for the pilot Youth Connectors program to operate in conjunction with the existing hubs in Sorell, Glenorchy and the George Town Launchpad Hub;
  • $1.5 million to establish the Jobs Tasmania Partnership fund, for partnerships between the State Government and the Non-Government Sector, to support our local people into local jobs agenda, and ensure that we get close engagement and alignment between the Non-Government Sector and the Jobs Tasmania Hubs network;
  • $170,000 for the Youth, Family and Community Connectors in Devonport to provide the Fit for Work project to provide young job seekers with individualized support and case management to successfully engage in long-term employment, education and training; and
  • $190,000 for the Migrant Resource Centres in the south and north to support Tasmanians from migrant backgrounds who face additional barriers to securing long-term work.
While there have been 26,400 jobs created under a Liberal Government since we were first elected, and youth unemployment is the third lowest of any State, we understand there is more we can do in our regional areas.

The full policy is available here.