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Water restrictions – what does it mean for businesses?

With local dam levels hovering at around 60%, and a bleak outlook for rain over the coming months, Hunter Water advises that Level 1 water restriction start today. So what does this mean for businesses?     Level 1 restrictions will not have major impacts for many businesses as this stage (see table below). Major…

There have been changes to hospitality awards for staff termination pay

Changes to Restaurant and Wine Industry Awards

The Fair Work Commission has announced changes to both the Restaurant and Wine Industry Awards. The changes relate specifically to the timing of final wages and entitlements after termination, which came into effect on 6 September 2019. Restaurant Industry Award changes Casual employees must be paid all money owed at the end of their final…

Retrenching an employee: where can you get help?

Everybody knows someone who has been retrenched. While it can be devastating for the person being retrenched, it can also be an anxious and upsetting time for the manager who has to deliver the news. An Employment Facilitator (EF) for the Hunter region, Warrick Jordan, has been hired by the Australian Government to assist in…

Business in Profile

DIGITS Business Services

DIGITS Business Services has been operating in the Cessnock area since 1999. Linda Ferguson and her team have over 25 years’ experience working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). They are specialists in helping businesses with financial and administrative issues. This means they can improve your organisational performance and return your business back into the…

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Cessnock Business Events

Business survey!

Advance Cessnock City is conducting a survey in July and August 2019 to better understand our local businesses. Check your email for your unique link or complete online here!

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Skills Audit 2018

Two out of five businesses in Cessnock City said they were experiencing skills shortages in our comprehensive Skills Audit conducted in 2018.

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Cessnock Under Construction

Updates for local businesses during the Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project works.

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