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Make a difference through employment

There are not many better ways to make a difference in someone’s life, than to offer them employment. The health, social and psychological benefits of work are well documented. As an employer, you have the power to make a difference in your local community by considering diversity when looking for staff. Hiring a diverse, local…

Help available to Cessnock local businesses

As part of the Australian Government’s Small Business Rebuild Package, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is providing a new service called Strengthening Business. It focusses on supporting businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) that have been most impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. Strengthening Business provides access to a network of experienced business experts…

Dine and Discover new program launch

The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to support dining, arts and tourism businesses. Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development and Visitor Centre teams are encouraging businesses to participate in the new program, encouraging the community to get out and about. Dine and Discover will essentially drive domestic visitation to the area and provide the opportunity for…

Cessnock City Council 2021 Mayoral Scholarship – Sponsorship Callout

Supporting our local economic future Cessnock City Council is seeking like-minded businesses to join us in our aim to grow and develop our people through supporting the Mayoral Scholarship Program. The Mayoral Scholarship Program is an initiative of Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent to assist local residents in achieving their educational goals. The objective of…

Breaking down the barriers to job growth and economic recovery

Motivated to break down the barriers to job growth and support our economic recovery the Australian Government announced on 9 December 2020 the Industrial Relations Reforms. The reforms were developed after extensive consultation involving the Government and employer and employee groups to find solutions that will support struggling businesses, as well as protect and enhance…

Implementing remote work successfully

The adoption of new virtual ways and the increase of a remote workforce has been fast tracked due to the current pandemic. While work will most likely never return to what it once was, it’s predicted that the future will be one that leverages the best of both virtual and face-to-face experiences. This has left…

Amy’s story begins and ends with AimBig Employment

Each and every step of Amy Green’s journey with AimBig is as important as the other. After a run of unwanted experiences with a few job active providers, Amy was struggling to find her calling. She decided to be proactive and commenced looking into other job active providers in the Disability Employment Services (DES) sector….

New Year, new goals!

As a new year rolls around, it is a great time to take a close look at your business and what you would like to achieve over the next 12 months. Good financial advice is critical for business growth. Accountants and financial advisors can help you define your business goals and help create a plan…

Identity theft for business; protect your brand

  Identity theft for business… Protect your brand.   Identity theft can be easier than you think.   Did you know that registering your business name with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or purchasing a domain name does not give you the exclusive rights to use that name?   Is your business name worth…

Newfound freedom as restrictions ease

As of Monday 7 December, many businesses across the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) have embraced a new-found freedom after almost a year of imposed restrictions. Residents and businesses are enjoying benefits of increased capacity in venues, stadiums and theatres and greater numbers at outdoor gatherings and events as COVID-related restrictions are further eased. The…

5,000 jobs to be created from Regional Job Creation Fund

The Hunter Valley Region is home to thriving agribusiness, energy and resources industries and strong manufacturing, tourism and service sectors, enforcing the fact that our region is a key driver of our state’s economic strength and future. To continue to support existing regional businesses to grow and encourage interstate and international businesses to invest in…

Free support to strengthen local businesses

Help is available to rebuild after the 2019-20 Black Summer Fires. As part of the Australian Government’s Small Business Rebuild Package, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is providing a new service called Strengthening Business. It focusses on supporting businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) that have been most impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires….