Local Jobs in Spotlight During Christmas Campaign
Creating more local jobs and stronger local businesses are the focus of the annual Christmas buy-local campaign launched today by Seath Holswich MP.
“Santa Shops in Pine Rivers” is a campaign designed to encourage locals to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas.
“Enabling local businesses to employ more local residents remains one of my top priorities,” Mr Holswich said.
“This year’s buy-local campaign is an unashamed push to get more local residents supporting local businesses through their Christmas spending.”
“Whilst employment growth in the past 12 months has been strong in our region, there is always more that can be done to grow more jobs in Pine Rivers.”
Mr Holswich has run an annual Christmas buy-local campaign every year since 2011.
“This year’s campaign builds on the successes of previous campaigns, but takes it to a new level.”
“Local residents have the opportunity to share in over $3,000 worth of prizes, donated by local businesses, just by shopping locally.”
Every customer who spends $20 or more at a participating business goes in the draw to share in the prize draw.
Participating local businesses also have a chance to win a $2,600 advertising package donated by My Town Magazine.
This year’s campaign continues Mr Holswich’s strong record of delivering for local businesses and local jobseekers.
Mr Holswich has run four Christmas buy-local campaigns, two local Careers Expos, publishes a quarterly newsletter for Pine Rivers businesses and has held a number of events to support local businesses. He has also sponsored a local tourism survey which will culminate in a tourism promotion of the region during 2015.
Santa Shops in Pine Rivers is sponsored by Pine Rivers Chamber of Commerce and My Town Magazine.
For a full list of participating businesses and a full prize list, refer to the news articles on the main page of www.seathholswich.com or the Santa Shops in Pine Rivers Facebook page.
October 2014 Employment Statistics for Moreton Bay South (includes Pine Rivers):
Employment Growth: 2.1% (Queensland 1.6%)
Unemployment Rate: 4.8% (Queensland 6.3%)
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