1 November 2018

Small building businesses in rural and regional communities around the country will take on more apprentices as a result of new apprentice wage subsidies announced by the Federal Government.

“There are more small businesses in the building industry than any other sector of the economy and thousands of them make a major contribution to strong local economies in communities around the country,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.
“We are forecasting strong future demand for workers in our industry and our members tell us that they need more access to local skilled tradespeople to work on local projects and the Government’s initiative will create opportunities for small building businesses and young people in rural and regional communities,” she said.

“Master Builders also thanks Senator Pauline Hanson for her strong advocacy for this important initiative,” Denita Wawn said.

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