About Us


The Local Jobs Program(LJP) is founded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The Local Jobs Program focuses on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways to assist people to move back into jobs as the economy recovers from COVID-19. The Hunter has a dedicated Employment Facilitator and Local Jobs Support Officer for the region.  The Hunter Employment Facilitator chairs a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce and adheres to the Hunter Local Jobs Plan. Taskforce delegates are members of the local community who have experience in upskilling, reskilling and local economic development.  They also connect and collaborate with others to meet local labour market needs. There are various projects funded through a Local Recovery Fund of $780,000 to support projects meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Eligible job seekers on a jobactive, ParentsNext, New Employment Services Trial or Transition to Work caseload will be able to participate in activities funded through the Local Recovery Fund.  This will count towards their relevant Annual Activity/Participation Requirements.  Contact your employment services provider for further information.



To help local people, into local jobs by bringing together key experts and stakeholders across the region to build pathways to opportunity.



To foster a region of opportunity for local people to have sustainable, fulfilling careers in the Hunter.



Commitment: we are unapologetically passionate about the Hunter, and are deeply committed to our pursuit of bringing opportunity to our people.
Knowledge: we lean on the expertise each of our connections provide, to continually build and share that knowledge for the greater good.
Unity: we connect the pieces of the puzzle to bring people together who can create opportunity. We are strongest when we work together.

Our Team


Karla Notman

Employment Facilitator Hunter region

Kate Hall

Local Jobs Program Support Officer Hunter region