Events industry advocates call for better supported industry

A supported events industry would give people unable to gain quick and sustainable employment the chance to find work, industry advocates have stated. Events industry advocates claimed that the industry was an “overlooked casualty” of the COVID-19 pandemic but had huge potential for quick job creation and sustained economic stimulus. Many event industry businesses have…

New jobs created as WA’s new museum on track for opening

WA’s new museum has created new jobs for WA, with the project expected to be complete for its expected open later this year. The State Government has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed construction of the museum, providing a boost to WA’s economy. Local jobs have been created for the construction industry, with…

60-75 new Kmart stores to replace 185 Targets stores

Target is set to close between 60-75 stores in 2021 as Wesfarmers reports that the brand’s financial performance has been “unsustainable.” Wesfarmers plans to significantly reduce the number of Target stores and expand Target’s online offering, and expand the reach of Kmart. 10-40 big box Target stores will be converted to the better performing Kmart…

Tradies called on to help prepare prisoners for after jail

WA trades people are being encouraged to help in the rehabilitation of WA prisoners in an attempt to improve themselves for life after prison. The State Government has called on tradies to help prisoners upskill and self improvement, to boost their opportunities to find employment or continue with training when they leave prison. 125 Vocational…

Grants open to boost WA defence industry

The State Government will support collaborative research to strengthen WA’s defence industry with new grants, the McGowan Government has revealed. Applications for the Collaborative Research grants are now open and are a key component of the government’s Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan to grow the local defence industry and create jobs. The Defence Science…

EXCLUSIVE: Youth at the front of WA Labor’s re-election plan

The McGowan Government has emphasised the importance of young people in the future of the WA, as it prepares for the next state election. WA Labor young people in the broader community will continue to be a major part of its re-election while strengthening the state’s economy and jobs, as WA reached 100 days before…

Chevron tower turns sod in job-boosting construction

Perth will get a new addition to its skyline, with the construction of a new tower boosting jobs in WA. Construction has begun on Chevron Australia’s headquarters, with Premier Mark McGowan turning the first sod to signal the start of work on the building. Brookfield Properties and Multiplex have partnered to build the new 29-storey…

Record growth as WA holidays most attractive in the country

Western Australia had its best year ever for tourism in 2019, beating the previous record level of international tourism by 13% with 521 800 overseas visitors holidaying in the state, according to data released today by the International Visitor Survey. WA’s tourism growth figures were the best in the country in the period surveyed between…