CEO of Jobs for NSW, Karen Borg, was in Tamworth and Gunnedah today to engage with regional business leaders and advise on assistance that is available to local entrepreneurs.


Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said Jobs for NSW is a private sector-led, Government backed initiative to create 1 million new jobs in NSW by 2036.


“Jobs for NSW, through its Jobs for NSW Fund, is investing $190 million over four years to accelerate new job creation across NSW.


“A minimum of 30 per cent of this fund – or $57 million – is being dedicated to projects that can create jobs in regional NSW.


“I’ve invited Ms Borg to visit the Tamworth electorate to provide advice on how local entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses could benefit from Jobs for NSW’s assistance.”

Mr Anderson said the NSW Government recently announced a Regional Jobs Now program which has been designed and led by Jobs for NSW, with expressions of interest currently open until 9 December.

“Regional Jobs Now provides a suite of five different financial products aimed at meeting the needs of businesses at different stages of their development – from start-ups to fast growing small-to-medium sized businesses,” he said.

“All the products are designed to provide financial support to help companies grow their business and create jobs in local communities. Applications will be assessed and if a business is not eligible for one product it may be eligible for another.

“Ms Borg’s visit to Tamworth and Gunnedah will be a great chance for regional businesses to learn more about how Regional Jobs Now works and the types of assistance it offers.”

Ms Borg said she looked forward to hearing about some of the emerging businesses in Tamworth and Gunnedah.

“Regional job creation is a major focus for Jobs for NSW and if we can harness the talent that we know exists in regional communities, I know that together with the knowledge of local partners, we will succeed in our aims,” Ms Borg said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro, said regional NSW was a keystone of our economy.

“Regional NSW is home to about 40 per cent of the State’s population and produces about one third of our Gross State Product. Regional economic growth is a major focus of the NSW Government, particularly creating jobs,” Mr Barilaro said.


“Regional Jobs Now will help align our efforts to significantly grow regional centres to become accelerators for jobs growth and investment in the future.”


For further information visit  or contact Jobs for NSW on 1300 562 679.

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