The Turnbull Government today announced that Mrs Maryanne Baker has been appointed as the Employment Facilitator for the Mandurah region in Western Australia, to help support workers affected by the downturn in the mining industry.
Federal Member for Canning, Mr Andrew Hastie MP, welcomed the appointment and encouraged local workers to take advantage of the facilitator’s local knowledge and experience.
“The Government’s immediate priority is to ensure local workers affected by the end of Western Australia’s mining and construction boom receive fast, comprehensive support to get back into the workforce as quickly as possible.
“I am pleased that with Mrs Baker’s appointment, the people of Mandurah now have access to a knowledgeable and locally-based resource to help them through this period,” Mr Hastie said.
Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, said the Government’s funding of this role was an acknowledgement and targeted response to help the local workforce overcome the challenges faced in the region.
“I am delighted at Mrs Baker’s appointment as the Employment Facilitator for the region,” Minister Cash said.
“She will be able to offer practical help to those impacted by industry changes in the region and will work with local jobactive providers, employers and training services.”
Mrs Baker has lived and worked in the Mandurah region for many years and has a sound understanding of the challenges faced by employers, their employees and people looking for work in the region.
Her past work with local and interstate businesses, business owners and individuals to facilitate best practices and establish growth will enable her to offer sound guidance and support to affected workers.
Mrs Baker will join other Department of Employment services in the region, including six jobactive providers and a Transition to Work provider.