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NEW APPRENTICE WAGE SUBSIDY

30 October 2018 The Australian Government will be investing $60 million into a trial wage subsidy as an incentive for employers in regional and rural communities to engage more apprentices. Under this subsidy, eligible employers within the Orana region will be able to receive payments based on the apprentice’s relevant award wage rates. Subsidies will be provided at 75% of…

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PROFILE: Regional Enviroscience, Dubbo

Building a strong workforce from the ground up with a particular emphasis on encouraging young people into the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) has been a major focus for Regional Enviroscience. Established nine years ago by Juliet Duffy from her rental property garage, the business has really thrived and now employs 23 local people including four female…

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EXPERT NEGOTIATOR SHARES HIS SKILLS

The power of negotiation is a necessary element of business, so an upcoming masterclass in Dubbo will work towards gaining this important skill. Hosted by Charles Sturt University, presenter Kevin Ryan will reveal the ‘Secrets of the Great Negotiators’ to participants to empower them with this knowledge. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said the 1.5 hour class…

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TEN REASONS TO ATTEND DIGITAL BOOTCAMP

The Netstripes Digital Bootcamp assists small business with digital readiness in a world that is constantly evolving. These days, it is not enough just to be on social media or to have an active website. Instead, businesses need to focus on their action and ability to have their unique voice heard above the din of the rest of the business…

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Emphasis Placed on Sponsor Migration to Orana Region

When it comes to finding new employees, business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme in their recruitment process. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said the organisation can assist regional employers wishing to sponsor skilled workers into positions which cannot be filled using the local labour market under the Regional Sponsored Migration…

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Medicine Leads the Way in Graduate Employment

With graduate employment outcomes variable depending on the field of study, vocationally-oriented areas generally have stronger opportunity for immediate employment. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said figures released by the Department of Education and Training as part of its Graduate Outcomes Survey showed that 71 per cent of Bachelor degree graduates were employed full-time just four months…

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Digital Business Fitness is Just a Step Away

Orana-based companies that are ready to take the next step towards business fitness are urged to attend one of two upcoming sessions in the region. The Dubbo (August 30 and 31) and Cobar (September 18 and 19) Digital Bootcamps are all about helping businesses to become active in the digital world. “You will be able to learn how to become…

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Trade Show in Japan to Blossom for Aussie Exporters

Flower growers from the Orana region can learn more about export opportunities at an upcoming international trade show in Japan. Described as the largest of its kind for flowers and plants throughout Asia, the IFEX event is held annually in the city of Chiba, and is now in its 15th year. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said…

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​Digital business fitness is just a step away

Orana-based companies that are ready to take the next step towards business fitness are urged to attend one of two upcoming sessions in the region. The Dubbo (August 30 and 31) and Cobar (September 18 and 19) Digital Bootcamps are all about helping businesses to become active in the digital world. “You will be able to learn how to become…

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Health and hospitality dominate future jobs growth

With strong growth in Health Care and Social Assistance, these are the areas which will feature the greatest employment surge in the next five years, according to figures released by the Federal Government in its Australian Jobs report for 2018. “This industry is predicted to add significantly more jobs than any other industry – by 25%,” RDA Orana Director of…