The Future of Regional Jobs report has just been released.
“This report looks into the implications of both the opportunities and challenges of the future of work in Australia’s regions. It examines how regional areas can take advantage of movements away from primary and secondary industries to the service industries. It examines what is needed to facilitate shifts in the local skills base to enable local workers to benefit from the jobs to come in the industries projected to grow.
In an increasingly competitive market across regions, supporters of regional development will need to foster Regional Learning Systems as much as fostering business and infrastructure investment, as it is the quality and capability of these systems that will determine which regions do well from changes coming to the labour market.”