State government, Redlands chamber of commerce form partnership to boost local jobs

THE state government has partnered with the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce to form a regional jobs committee that will focus on jobs growth in the region.

COMMITTEE: Naomi Cauley, Rebecca Young and Adrian Reavley from the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce with Redlands MP Kim Richards.

COMMITTEE: Naomi Cauley, Rebecca Young and Adrian Reavley from the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce with Redlands MP Kim Richards.

The initiative will identify local training, skills and workforce development needs and areas of employment growth by working with industry groups, training providers, council and employers.

The committee wants to match skills needs with economic activity and to make identifying trends and opportunities in the Redlands a priority.

They hope forming stronger links between schools, parents, industry, employers and registered training organisations will see the skills students and job seekers gain, and the training choices available to them, lead to jobs.

Redlands MP Kim Richards said she was delighted that the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce had been appointed to form a regional jobs committee.

"It is a wonderful opportunity for the chamber to take the lead on maximising existing and new economic drivers of our region to ensure we are positioning to create jobs now and into the future for Redlanders," she said.

"I know the committee, led by president Rebecca Young, will work closely with government, business, community leaders, training providers, industry representatives and our high schools to make sure we are positioning Redlands for a bright and prosperous economic future."

Chamber president Rebecca Young said the partnership would lead to a stronger business community in the Redlands.

"For many years we have been a dormitory suburb for Brisbane," she said. "Our goal is to change that so that local people have access to local jobs.

"By forging stronger relationships between all key stakeholders, we can ensure a stronger economy and a better future for our region."

The Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce wants to make Redlands the best place in Queensland to do business.

It is best known for hosting events like business breakfasts and the Redlands Business and Retail Awards.

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