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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…

Sponsorship program awards $126,100 to support local business

Cessnock City Council is supporting local business through the annual Economic Development Grants and Sponsorships Program awarding $126,100 to support local business and stimulate economic growth. The program offers funding to Advance Greater Cessnock Partners, this includes business chambers, tourism bodies, training providers and community organisations. Council has approved funding for twelve applications. Cessnock Chamber…

Christmas comes early as $1.3 million secured for community projects

Cessnock City Council welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that Council will receive more than $1.3 million to fund four exciting community projects. The funding is from the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions Program Round Seven. Council was allocated the following: Cessnock Pool Splash Pad Stage 2 – $420,300 Beautification of Rotary…

Tourists and local businesses to benefit from new wayfinding signage!

Visitors exploring the beautiful Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) can do so with ease! Cessnock City Council celebrated the roll out of signage across the LGA to make a trip to the area even more enjoyable. The project included the installation of suburb entry signs, city gateway signage, information bays, tourist wayfinding signage (these are…

New program empowering small businesses

Cessnock City Council is delighted to support the Hunter Region Business Hub and Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program under the Advance Greater Cessnock banner to bring this opportunity to our businesses. The Digital Solutions Program is a new Australian Government initiative empowering small businesses across the Hunter Region to make the most…

A Bonanza of Prizes on Offer for Supporting Local Businesses

Times have been tough over the past couple of years for businesses and our community has been through it all with the fires, floods and COVID-19. However, one hugely positive outcome from all this is our unrelenting community spirit. We can do anything when we work together. In our efforts to stimulate the economy, Cessnock…

$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…

Free listings for regional businesses in Christmas campaign

Businesses can list their details on the NSW Government’s Buy Regional hub in the lead up to the Christmas shopping rush.   The NSW Government this week launched a campaign to attract metro-shoppers to buy from the regions. The free online hub includes information to help local businesses create an online presence to sell direct…

Mandatory QR check-ins for businesses

From Monday 12 July 2021 the use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses. Expanding the COVID check-in mandate will allow NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues including supermarkets, retail stores, gyms and offices. While many businesses…

Future of Work Program, funding for study

Looking to build your skills and prepare for the future of work? Apply to the Future of Work Program for the opportunity to have your student contribution fees covered. The Future of Work Program is an initiative created by BHP and the Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment to promote educational opportunities in regional…

New COVID Support Package for small businesses

The NSW Government has announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The package includes grants of between $5000 and $10,000 for small businesses, payroll tax deferrals for all employers, and an extension of the…

Financial Counsellor available for small businesses

Is your small business experiencing, or at risk of financial hardship due to the impact of the drought, bushfires, flood or COVID-19? Small business financial counselling is now available to businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The Australian Government have invested $12.7 million toward providing financial counselling for regional small businesses. The program…