State treasurer to visit Rocky to talk jobs
STATE Treasurer Curtis Pitt will be in Rockhampton next week to discuss jobs in the Fitzroy region.
Mr Pitt (pictured) will be at the CQUniversity's CQIRP Conference Centre from 10am on Thursday, October 22, to listen to the ideas of individuals, businesses and organisations on developing employment policies.
The move comes after Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga lobbied the Treasurer to attend the region after the mining industry downturn and a series of redundancies undertaken by mega-employers took a bite out of Central Queensland's employment prospects.
The Treasurer will also present an overview of the Queensland economy, including programs and initiatives available under the budget and an explanation of the forum and how the information will be used.
Anyone who attends the event is asked to focus on jobs but also consider what can be done within a constrained budget.
If you wish to attend, entry is free.
Contact 3719 7213
What is it?
The Treasurer's workshop will take five parts:
Understanding the economic setting
Discuss the local challenges and opportunities
World Café to identify what works and develop new jobs-generating initiatives