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Potential employees are rejecting jobs

The unemployed are turning jobs down as they aren’t skilled enough, surviving on Government payments, or just don’t want to work, but it’s local businesses who are suffering.

Local businesses are struggling to fill roles in the workplace according to the Council of Small Business Organisations.

“A couple of decades ago we were very good at connecting the training sector up with employers, with councilors, with the local community in particular to get people into work,” the CEO Peter Strong told 6PR Breakfast.

“We’re not as good at that as we once were and I think that’s where we’ve got to get our local communities together, get our local business communities together to come up with solutions to fill those jobs and get those people who are unemployed into work,” Mr Strong said.

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