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Ndarala sponsors Country Week 2005
Ndarala Group Media Release: 14 April 2005
Country Week 2005 Focuses on Attracting Professionals, Skilled Workers to Regional NSW
This year's Country Week campaign will focus strongly on attracting professionals, para-professionals and skilled workers to regional NSW.
Announcing this, Country Week convenor Peter Bailey pointed to continuing shortages of trades and professionals in many parts of regional NSW.
"These shortages", Mr Bailey said, "prevent development and limit the creation of new jobs for other workers."
"We need to solve this problem if we are to achieve balanced and sustained growth outside Sydney."
In announcing this people focus, Mr Bailey also announced that the Ndarala Group had agreed to again sponsor and coordinate Country Week's people program.
Founded in April 1996, Ndarala (pronounced nadala) is a network of independent professionals and professional practices with a strong focus on both people and regional development issues.
Ndarala CEO Jim Belshaw said that the Group had agreed to extend its support because of the success of Country Week in 2004.
"There is no silver bullet that will automatically fix people shortages", Mr Belshaw said. "Very significant barriers remain stopping people considering the non-metro option."
"At the same time, the work done in 2004 showed that a coordinated targeted approach could achieve results."
The Country Week campaign will culminate with a three-day Expo at Rosehill Gardens on 5-7 August. For further information see www.countryweek.com.au
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