Sarah Courtney,Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth
Tourism and hospitality employers and workers can now connect more easily following the launch of an online platform called Shift Sharer.
The platform was developed in response to labour supply issues facing the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support the industry coming into the busy summer season.
It enables employers to request talent and register their shift vacancies on the portal, while employees can register their availability.
The shift vacancies are then screened by an HR professional who will review the availability and skills of the employee and match them with an employer who has available work.
A fee free referral and introduction will then be made between the employer and employee.
This initiative is part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan support the industry grow, retain and develop its workforce by giving workers who have additional capacity and availability to work the platform to connect more easily with employers and give them greater work certainty.
It is also hoped that workers who have left the industry over the last 18 months will re-engage and look for opportunities to use their valuable skills.
Additionally, Shift Sharer will make it easy for people to top-up their shifts by working across different organisations and connect with employers who are experiencing increases in demand with appropriate staff.
The Shift Sharer portal is an extension of the Skills Matching Service, an initiative of the recently created Jobs Tasmania within the Department of State Growth and the portal has been developed by Searson Buck, our current Skills Matching Service provider.