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State Government's Jobs Act delivers thousands of jobs in its first year
Almost 12,800 jobs have been supported and around 660 apprenticeships and traineeships have also been linked to the State Government’s nine Pilot Projects
New performing arts centre at Melville Senior High School is now open
The performing arts centre is one of the nine State Government pilot projects under the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
The McGowan Government's new prison unit at Bunbury Regional Prison is now complete
The project was one of the nine State Government Pilot Projects established under the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
New initiatives from the LNG Jobs Taskforce to be outlined at AOG 2020
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is again a proud sponsor of AOG.
Broome Senior High School upgrade shows WAIPS is working in the regions
The project will support almost 360 WA workers, with more than 200 from within the Kimberley region, including apprentices and trainees.
Changes to Buy Local Policy will make it easier for WA businesses
The Buy Local Policy is designed to support local businesses through a number of initiatives aimed at maximising participation of locally based businesses in supplying to government.
Meet Your Local Content Adviser: Therese Ejsak - Peel Local Content Adviser
We find out more about our Local Content Advisers, with Therese Ejsak from the Peel region.
State Government brings railcar manufacturing back to WA
The Labor Government will build METRONET railcars in WA, which will create hundreds of local jobs.
Berth 3 deck replacement in Port Hedland comes in under budget and ahead of schedule
The Berth 3 deck replacement was completed two months ahead of schedule and $1.2 million under budget.
New changes to WAIPS makes it easier for businesses to access WA supply contracts
WAIPS 2019 sees the introduction of a single Participation Plan that can be used for all contract types.
New rounds of the Local Capability Fund
The State Government has launched new rounds of the Local Capability Fund to assist local businesses to compete for State Government supply contracts
Local Jobs Bill takes another leap forward after meetings with industry groups
Three Industry Consultation Groups from the Energy, Mining and Construction industries were established by the State Government to get feedback on the Local Jobs Bill.
Kimberley visit gets tick of approval from businesses and Government agencies
The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation engaged with key stakeholders in the Kimberley region about Government policy around local procurement, training and engagement.
State Government funding to boost jobs in the region
The State Government has announced it will inject $300,000 into an ongoing regional program which will boost business confidence and create more jobs for Western Australians.
Local Jobs Bill one step closer after the inaugural consultation meeting with the energy sector
The first Energy Industry Consultation group was created from the LNG Jobs Taskforce.
Priority Start Policy - Maximising opportunities for WA apprentices and trainees
The McGowan Government has delivered on their election commitment to provide more employment and training opportunities for apprentices and trainees in Western Australia, with the launch of the new Priority Start policy.
State Government delivering on jobs and apprenticeships
Since the introduction of the WA Jobs Act in October 2018, almost 2,700 local WA jobs and 134 local apprenticeships have been created.