NSW gets cracking on jobs

21 September 2015

A photo of David Thoday at the launch of Jobs for NSW

The Jobs for NSW Bill has passed through both houses of Parliament paving the way for 150,000 new jobs and a turbo-charged State economy that will lead the nation.

The Jobs for NSW initiative introduced by the Government in August will provide innovative, cost effective and strategically targeted incentives to drive economic development in NSW.

From established industries to emerging technologies, it will target the jobs of the future and guide the NSW Government on how to best maximise the state's resources, talent and potential.

Jobs for NSW Board

Former Telstra chief executive and incoming CSIRO chair David Thodey will be the inaugural chair of the Jobs for NSW board.

Further board members with extensive private sector experience – along with a CEO for Jobs for NSW – will be announced shortly with the board expected to hold its first meeting in November.

The Jobs for NSW board will drive a $190 million Jobs for NSW Fund to support investment in areas of maximum job growth and potential.

At least 30 per cent of the Jobs for NSW fund will be allocated to regional and rural areas outside Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

Read more about the launch of the Jobs for NSW initiative.