NBN job interest sought from locals
THE NBN rollout is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs on the Coffs Coast and in surrounding regions, and local companies are being invited to register their interest for upcoming opportunities.
Regional Development Australia (RDA) have indicated that NBN contractors will look to employ local contractors wherever possible, opening the door for locally-based businesses to take advantage of the influx of work the project will create.
The positions required will encompass everything from labourers to electrical line workers and telecommunications technicians and will span an estimated 36 services and occupations.
RDA Mid North Coast has identified the Industry Capability Network (ICN) as a point of contact for local contractors seeking to be involved in the NBN rollout on the Mid North Coast.
Industry Capability Network (ICN) is a not-for-profit organisation that helps local companies find new business in major projects and supply chains and will work on the NBN project to help regional businesses find contracts within the project.
Since it started 25 years ago, ICN has helped local companies win more than $15 billion worth of contracts.
If you or your company may have the skills required and you'd like to express your interest in supplying goods, services and skills to the NBN project, you can register at www.icngateway.org.au
Bus inesses and individuals may also be interested in a local forum on the NBN next week.
Presentations on the opportunities and potential of high speed broadband and how it can help your business will be made, inc-luding an update from NBN Co plus insights from a national 'broadband champion'.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. The forum will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at the Norm Jordan Pavilion in the Coffs Harbour Showground. Kicking off at midday the forum will run through to 2pm.
If you are interested in the NBN forum register now by calling Maree McEntyre on 6584 0910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Source : Coffs Coast Independent