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Department of State Growth

Skills Response Unit

The Skills Response Unit is responsible for addressing skills and labour shortages in particular where it is an impediment to business growth.

It coordinates state and federal government departments, employer and employee peak bodies, training providers, labour hire organisations and other key stakeholders to provide assistance and support where and when needed.

The Skills Response Unit also provides an immediate response when a business or industry downsizes or closes by coordinating services and support for employees, and facilitates discussions and consultation across industries to enable the ongoing employment or redeployment of staff.