The latest recipients of the NSW Government’s $250 million Jobs Plus Program have been announced, with help for autonomous vehicles, robotics, recycling and advanced manufacturing specialists set to support more than 1,900 new jobs across the state.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said that multi-million dollar assistance packages have been agreed with a range of businesses, offering payroll tax exemptions, training rebates and infrastructure spending.
“As companies reopen their doors to workers and get back to business, there is no better time to locate and grow in NSW, and the Jobs Plus Program is here to support international, interstate or existing businesses choose our state to expand in,” Mr Ayres said.
“From advanced manufacturing and plastics renewal to software and robotics engineering, this latest support will drive significant new jobs and aid our economic recovery, while also growing critical emerging industries.
“The program is open for applications until 30 June 2022, so if you’ve got a proposal for creating new jobs before June 2024, we want to hear from you.”.
New recipients of Jobs Plus Program support are:
- Baraja: The Ryde-based deep technology company which has reinvented Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for self-driving vehicles will recruit highly skilled engineers to advance its high precision and technically-complex Spectrum-Scan™ system.
- The support will deliver 120 direct jobs and 115 indirect jobs by June 2024.
- Brightmark: The US-based waste solutions company will establish a new plastics renewal facility in the Parkes Special Activation Precinct, transforming end-of-life plastics into base element hydrocarbons to produce Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, Naphtha and Paraffin wax.
- The support will deliver 88 direct jobs and 863 indirect jobs by June 2024.
- Lexicon Digital Trust: The Melbourne-based software engineering, delivery and design consultancy will drastically expand its Sydney office in the upcoming months with operational, consulting and senior management roles.
- The support will deliver 30 direct jobs by June 2024.
- Pollen Consulting: The St Leonards-based advanced manufacturing management consultancy will expand its business by moving to a new office to scaleup two product lines and launch two new products.
- The support will deliver 37 direct jobs and 23 indirect jobs by June 2024.
- Wideline: The Central Coast-based window manufacturing company will establish two new manufacturing facilities in Berkley Vale and Port Macquarie to drive growth and new capabilities in its production of windows and doors.
- The support will deliver 104 direct jobs and 58 indirect jobs by June 2024.
- Workit Spaces: The Alexandria-based eCommerce coworking hub will be supported to develop a 4,000 sqm urban micro-fulfilment robotics pilot facility to deploy, commercialise and showcase its SKUTOPIA technology, an end-to-end eCommerce fulfilment solution.
- The support will deliver 178 direct jobs and 305 indirect jobs by June 2024.
The NSW Government’s Jobs Plus Program provides eligible companies with support to establish and expand their footprint in NSW, including payroll tax relief, streamlined planning approvals and subsidised training programs, along with rebates for enabling infrastructure.
Australian businesses that currently employ 20 or more staff, and international companies with at least 80 current employees, looking to establish a minimum of 30 new jobs before June 2024, are eligible to apply for the Jobs Plus Program.
For more details about the program visit https://mybusiness.service.nsw.gov.au/jobs-plus-program.