Jobseekers in the North now have another avenue in their search with the launch of Northern Tasmania Development Corporation's news Facebook jobs page.
NTDC chief executive Maree Tetlow said many jobs in Northern Tasmania were not advertised, but filled by word of mouth.
In addition, interstate and international arrivals did not always know where the jobs were, nor have contacts with potential employers.
"We want to use this simple Jobs in Northern Tasmania Facebook as one of the ways to connect the two parties," Ms Tetlow said.
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In 2018 the organisation predicted the North would lose 5000 working age people from by 2031 due to the ageing population, and workers being ready to retire.
"NTDC's council members have committed an additional $50,000 for the Population Program which is a real commitment to addressing this problem."
Edward Obi, a skilled migrant from Nigeria, who was appointed by NTDC as the program's population coordinator, has met with interstate and international immigrants to understand the successes and improvements required in the region.
He established the Facebook jobs board as part of this position.
Additionally, Mr Obi is working with state and local government to leverage existing campaigns and identify specific job shortages and business opportunities within Northern Tasmania.
"Identifying specific job vacancies in the region is the first bold step towards tackling the skills shortage being experienced," Mr Obi said.
"We are using the [Facebook] page to encourage jobseekers and employers to get connected."
Visit NTDC's Northern Tasmanian jobs page at: facebook.com/NorthTasJobs/
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