NSW Government helping Orange business to create new jobs

6 May 2011

The Office of Trade, Business & Industry is supporting Orange-based Wangarang Industries' expansion of its gardening division to create five new jobs and take on larger commercial work.

The company will be assisted through the Regional Business Employment Fund.

This funding will help Wangarang Industries, a not for profit organisation providing work opportunities for people with a disability in Orange, to create five new jobs.

The company, which currently employs 145 people including 117 people with a disability, will invest $19,500 in expanding its gardening operations to increase the work it can undertake at its current locations in Orange.

This investment will support the company's aim to secure larger commercial jobs, which are currently outside its scope. Wangarang Industries will also seek new business opportunities allowing expansion into tree planting and bush regeneration, large and small scale slashing, post hole digging and other landscaping activities.

Wangarang Industries General Manager, David Thomas said he was extremely grateful for the funding from the Office of Trade, Business & Industry.

`This funding will allow Wangarang Industries to expand our gardening division to provide a broader range of services throughout Orange and the Central West,' Mr Thomas said.

`The funding will also greatly assist us in our ongoing work of providing meaningful employment opportunities and vocational training for people with a disability,' he said.

The Regional Business Employment Fund was designed to support businesses in regional communities by offsetting business expansion costs and helping them to create new jobs.