‘I officially open the Glenorchy Jobs Hub.’ With these words from The Hon Elise Archer MP,  the Jobs Hub was officially open.

Bec Thomas, Glenorchy City Council Mayor, Madeleine Ogilvy MP  and Bryan McCormick of STEPS looked on as the ribbon was cut.

Premier, Peter Gutwein, spoke earlier about the Jobs Hub and the benefits it will offer having said, ‘The Glenorchy Jobs Hub will help ensure locals directly benefit from the opportunities that are here, and the effects of our strong economy.’

Already a number of local businesses and employers are working with the Jobs Hub. At the opening, Downer Group, Nexus, Glenview and the Glenorchy City Council signed pledges to work with the Jobs Hub to provide training and employment opportunities for the people of Glenorchy.

‘The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is ONE central place where people can come to find a job, or whatever support they need to find a job – or to find workers,” said Bryan McCormick.

‘We’ve had an unemployment rate around 3% higher than the Tasmanian average for around ten years and with the Covid pandemic we’ve lost around 1,800 jobs,’ explained the Mayor, Bec Thomas, talking about some of the reasons behind the Jobs Hub initiative.  

‘The Jobs Hub is about helping people get a job and that’s what we need to do,’ said Bryan McCormick. The Jobs Hub now has over 100 participants and has helped a growing number of local people secure jobs. Bryan is confident this is only the beginning mentioning that, ‘In a years time we want to be able to look back on today and say how far we’ve come.’  

The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is a Glenorchy City Council initiative working in partnership with STEPS, supported by the Tasmanian Government.