MS TIERNEY– To ask the Minister for Employment and Trade: In relation to the five job losses at the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) in Hamilton, what assistance will the Government provide to these NCFH workers.
I am informed that:
The Department of Business and Innovation has offered to respond to these job losses through co-ordinating information and support for affected employees from the relevant government agencies and service providers in the region.
This includes access to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Workers in Transition Program to support affected employees with retraining opportunities.
The department will also work with the Southern Grampians Shire Council and businesses in the region to identify potential employment opportunities to retain these skills in the region.