CALLING ALL BUSINESSES TO THE JOBS CAPITAL

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Domestic and international businesses looking to relocate or expand their jobs footprint are encouraged to apply for assistance such as payroll tax relief, with the $250 million Jobs Plus Program now open.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian unveiled the Program in November as part of the 2020-21 NSW Budget, which is designed to provide support to private and non-government sectors seeking to invest in job creating projects, proposals and partnerships.

Ms Berejiklian said the Program would see the commitment to create or support up to 25,000 jobs by 30 June 2024.

“This is about putting NSW centre stage in supporting investment and creating jobs,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We want to attract businesses from around the world and across the country to make NSW their new home as we set our state up for a dynamic recovery.”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet called on all eligible businesses to apply, with a suite of support measures available to make it easier than ever to relocate to NSW.

“This is $250 million of Government funding to turbocharge private sector investment in NSW and accelerate the creation of sustainable jobs,” Mr Perrottet said.

“NSW is still the nation’s economic powerhouse and we want to not only keep it that way, but build our economy back up better and stronger than ever.”

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the program would provide support to businesses committed to job creation.

“This Program is the first of its kind, providing support such as payroll tax relief for newly created jobs, fast-tracked planning approval pathways and advice, a one-stop-shop Jobs Plus Concierge, subsidised training programs aimed at building specialised skills and access to free or subsidised government spaces and accommodation,” Mr Ayres said.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the jobs of the future by laying the foundation to build world-class industries supported by physical and digital infrastructure.

“Sydney and NSW are the most attractive locations in the Asia Pacific to set up growth businesses in a post-COVID world. This Program is a clear signal to the world that we want your business and investment.”

The Jobs Plus Program will conclude on 30 June 2022. For more information or to apply now, visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/jobs-plus-program