It’s a scheme that’s bringing 13,000 new jobs to Townsville and North Queensland in the disability sector.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme’s roll out will now be fast tracked as an early launch of the scheme in Townsville has started hiring participants under the age of 18 according to Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke.
Once fully operational, the scheme will support more than 4800 people with a disability in Townsville and extend in other areas of North Queensland.
“This will create powerful new consumer groups and a red-hot-marketplace for service providers in our city and beyond,” said Minister O’Rourke.
“The possibilities are endless for locals, with jobs in support work, allied health, administration, marketing and business available.”
The NDIS initiative is targeting those hit hard by redundancies to open the door to new employment opportunities says Managing Director of Outcome Results Mr Rabieh Kravem.
“Job agencies need to start preparing now for that increased demand and training organisations need to get on board to skill people up in the sector.”