Joint media release with Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott MP
Forty local Indigenous people are being provided with training and employment opportunities through the Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP) in the Surat Basin.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Maranoa, Bruce Scott, announced funding of $296,000 towards a project that will see 40 Indigenous job seekers placed into employment with Thiess Pty Ltd in the Surat Basin.
Minister Scullion said a key priority for the Government was to ensure as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs.
“The IEP supports a broad range of activities that assist Indigenous communities, industry bodies and groups of employers”.
Mr Scott said John Pearson Consulting, who is running the project in the Surat Basin and surrounding areas of Miles and Dalby, is contracted to place 40 Indigenous job seekers into employment with Thiess Pty Ltd’s construction operations, as well as its subcontractors across the cleaning industry.
“This is a strong example of the sort of project that the Abbott Government is directing Indigenous Employment Programme funds to,” Mr Scott said.
“John Pearson Consulting is already moving ahead with the first round of recruits and is to be congratulated on its commitment to helping Indigenous people secure real and sustainable work into the future.”
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2014-06-03 IEP – Qld Thiess MR.pdf