Tasmanian Labor will deliver a fully costed jobs plan to get Tasmanians back to work and deliver what small businesses need to get back on track.
Labor Leader Rebecca White said the package aims to strengthen the state’s economy and create jobs.
“Tasmania’s biggest economic challenge before COVID-19 was job creation, which has only been compounded by the pandemic,” Ms White said.
“At the height of the pandemic, more than 20,000 Tasmanians lost their jobs and, despite early hope that they were returning, there are now worrying signs that the recovery has stalled, with 2,600 jobs lost in the past month.
“Labor’s number one priority is to create jobs and get more people into secure and stable jobs, while giving small businesses the skills they need to keep going.
“We will be releasing a fully costed jobs plan in response to the State Budget, which will build on initiatives in our COVID-19 Recovery Package and detail what a future Labor Government will do to strengthen our economy and create jobs.
“The plan will also detail initiatives to help small businesses, including measures to encourage buying local, and reducing the cost of red tape compliance for small and medium businesses.
“Labor’s Free TAFE policy will also address the gaps in our skills and training system, to break down the cost barrier and provide the skilled workforce needed by Tasmanian businesses.