27 Sep 2021
Brought on to facilitate employment growth and job recovery in Far West Orana, Bronwyn Pearson is ready to hit the ground running.
With a solid understanding of regional employment needs and a strong history of working with job seekers, employment service providers and all levels of government, Ms Pearson will chair the Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce as the new Employment Facilitator for the Local Jobs Program in Far West Orana.
The Local Jobs Program is an initiative driven by the Australian Government to remediate employment issues caused by COVID-19 which has had an unprecedented impact on the Australian regional labour market. This program offers funding to support activities addressing localised employment and training priorities to better skill participants to meet employer demand in the region.
As part of her role, Bronwyn will connect job seekers with local employment opportunities, bringing together expertise from a range of local stakeholders to tailor long-term employment solutions specific to help the region recover from drought, COVID-19 and labour migration.
“This is a fantastic initiative to be a part of and I am extremely optimistic about the impact that LJP will have on regional job seekers and employers. I cannot wait to get started!”
Having worked in regional business for the past 30 years, Bronwyn intimately understands the challenges faced by job seekers and small business, where she has served as CEO of the boutique Human Resources firm Pinnacle People Solutions (PPS) since 2013.
Ms Pearson has a vested interest in the long-term sustainability of regional communities and businesses.
“It is vital that we support businesses and job seekers who need the help now but we also need to look ahead to train and upskill tomorrow’s workers,” Ms Pearson said.
“We will develop industry-led training and employment initiatives for regional infrastructure projects, create training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations to be supported to achieve equitable access to the local labour market, promote the healthcare and social assistance sector, broker industry and employment opportunities within the agriculture sector, and engage and support youth into local jobs and career pathways, and more.”
The Local Jobs Program (LJP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. It will run until 30 June 2025 and covers 51 employment regions across Australia, including Far West Orana.
More details can be found at: https://www.dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program.
Pinnacle People Solutions welcomes any enquiries to Bronwyn at firstname.lastname@example.org