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Unemployment slightly rises across the Hunter

The latest regional jobs data shows a slight rise in Hunter unemployment levels in March but, according to Business Hunter, the economic outlook for the region remains relatively positive. The data, issued by...

Hunter Business Chamber concerned about end of JobKeeper this weekend

The Hunter Business Chamber (HBC) has warned improvements in regional unemployment levels could be short-lived with JobKeeper due to end this weekend. Labour force data for February, released during the week by the...

Saturday sale to help women Dress for Success

Bargain hunters can help a woman prepare for a better 2021 this weekend. By purchasing items at the Dress for Success Pop-up Boutique and Basics Sale, shoppers will help ease the living expenses...

Maria’s journey from chef to charity boss

Ann-Maria Martin dreams of living in a region where everyone feels warm and safe, is clothed and fed, and has a roof over their heads. For the past three-and-a-half years, the single mother...

Jobs plan will reduce unemployment, new report says

Reducing Australia's unemployment rate from 10% to 4% is achievable within 12 months. This is the basis of a new report produced by the University of Newcastle’s Centre of Full Employment and...

Mum says free childcare needed beyond September

While parents and politicians worry about money, meals and mortgages, five-year-old Rose Smith just wants to keep going to preschool. The cheeky youngster is one of 40 children enrolled at Cardiff Community Preschool. It's...

City of Newcastle takes action over unemployment

City of Newcastle is working to tackle youth unemployment, with COVID-19 taking a terrible toll. The Hunter Research Foundation says 18.7% of young people aged between 15 to 24 in Newcastle and Lake...

Hunter one of the nation’s hardest hit

Maitland, Belmont and Singleton are now among the country's most disadvantaged thanks to COVID-19. The regional areas were pinpointed in an updated Employment Vulnerability Index (EVI) 3.0 report, created by researchers at the...