Local Jobs seminar comes to Lismore

Small and medium sized businesses are encouraged to attend the Local Jobs First seminar on a new procurement policy from the NSW government aimed at supporting local employment.

NSW Small Business Minister Peter Primrose said the Local Jobs First plan provides advantages to businesses offering goods and services sourced from Australia and New Zealand.

“The NSW Government is applying a price preference of 20 per cent for Australian and New Zealand produced goods and services if the provider employs 500 or fewer workers,” Mr Primrose said.

“The policy applies to all NSW Government goods and services contracts valued at more than $700,000. The preference will apply if the business is tendering for the contract itself, or if it part of a supply chain headed by another company.

“The policy will operate alongside established preference schemes that reward employment and support regionally-based companies. Together these provide real opportunities for the small and medium sized businesses, including the many manufacturers and service providers in the North Coast region,” he said.

The seminar will be held at the Department of Industry and Investment office in the Rous Water Building, 218 Molesworth Street, Lismore next Thursday April 29 from 8.15 – 9.30am.

To register, businesses should contact Belinda Green on 6622 4011 or email belinda.green@business.nsw.gov.au


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