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Going Global Program

dfghjkdgjsfghfskg The NSW Government has launched the new Going Global Program, which has been designed specifically to help exporters to expand internationally. If you are a small to medium sized business, are export capable or ready and looking to start exporting or diversifying into new export markets you may be eligible to apply for this…

Cessnock Customer Service Awards 2020

The Cessnock Chamber of Commerce have announced the Cessnock Customer Service Awards will return this year with a twist! This year the awards will be held online with a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 4 December 2020. Now is the time to get your nominations in to recognise the people and businesses who go the…

Hunter Virtual Jobs Fair connecting employers with job seekers

The Australian Government is hosting a Virtual Jobs Fair to help businesses across the Hunter region find the staff they need. Jobs Fairs bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and labour hire firms in the region and provides people with the chance to explore current employment opportunities within the local community. As COVID-19…

For the love of riding: Biketober Business Challenge

NSW Get Healthy at Work has partnered with Love to Ride to launch the local Biketober Business Challenge 2020. Biketober is a NSW Government initiative that aims to create healthy workplaces and improve the health of working adults in NSW. During the month of October, Cessnock City Council staff along with many organisations across NSW…

Grant extensions to ease the burden for impacted bushfire communities

Primary producers and small businesses impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires will benefit from expanded eligibility and time frame changes for the $75,000 recovery grant. The decision to make changes and extend the application timeframes to December 2020, recognised that primary producers have experienced droughts, bushfires and COVID-19 which resulted in requiring more time to make…

$10,000 Grants available for eligible businesses

Coming off the back of the Nation’s most devastating bushfire season and now the COVID-19 shutdown, thousands of small businesses across NSW are struggling to cope in these unprecedented times. Did you know that your small business may be eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000? The NSW Government will put $750 million…

COVID-19 impact survey for local businesses

  Recently, Workskil Cessnock formed a working committee to discuss the impacts caused by COVID-19 and the effects the JobKeeper subsidy has had on businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). Our region has been hit hard over the past six months from prolonged drought, the devastating bushfire season, smoke taint and now the…

Extension to JobKeeper offers a lifeline

On 21 July the Government announced it is extending the JobKeeper Payment for a further six months. Businesses and not-for-profits who continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 will have up until 28 March 2021 to access the JobKeeper Payment. The economic support package has provided timely support to affected workers, businesses and the broader…

NSW Government Export Support Package

The NSW Government is launching a range of support measures for NSW businesses at each stage of their export journey. The package includes a range of financial and non-financial assistance, export capability-building and tailored engagement with our trade professionals in NSW and overseas. The Export Assistance Grant program aims to assist NSW businesses recover from drought,…

Empowering small business owners with crucial insights

As we navigate the obstacles of the current pandemic, it’s obvious that we can no longer operate the way we used to. The last few months are a testament to the fact that we need to change the way we think to survive. To support small business owners on this journey of navigating the path…

Recover and rebuild with new funding opportunity for bushfire impacted industries

Bushfire-impacted dairy farmers, fruit growers and forestry businesses are set to benefit from recovery funding to help them get back on their feet and back to work, thanks to the NSW Government’s $140 million Bushfire Industry Recovery Package. From drought to bushfires and now a pandemic, these grants will ensure key driver industries continue to…

Free training opportunity to help businesses reopen safely

As restrictions begin to ease, many businesses are getting ready for the much-anticipated reopening of their doors. As part of the COVID-19 road to recovery process, Cessnock City Council have teamed up with Training Services NSW and are currently working together on solutions to support local businesses in the Cessnock Local Government area (LGA). An…