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Job Skills Network is an integrated network of local advisors and digital platforms specialising in employment insights, job connectivity and skills growth for regional areas.

Our dedicated regional brands and teams are deeply involved in contributing to Even Better Living in prosperous regions. From social events with live entertainment, to local sports, recreation, education and training, volunteering with community service organisations, business networking events and economic development initiatives.


Our mission is to build and strengthen regional communities.


Our vision is to inspire Even Better Living by supporting and enabling the workforce to live, work and play regionally and helping local businesses to invest, create and build strong, vibrant communities.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that brings together 37 countries including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States.  The OECD works to build better policies for better lives. 

The OECD Better Life Index allows us to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life:

  • Jobs and earnings

  • Income and wealth

  • Housing

  • Health

  • Education

  • Work-life balance

  • Environment

  • Social connections

  • Civic engagement

  • Safety

  • Subjective well-being


OECD’s Head of Monitoring and Well-Bring Progress, Romani Boarini describes it as follows:

 “Going towards better lives means expanding people’s opportunities to choose the life they would like to live.  Measuring better lives means measuring these opportunities, whether these are evenly shared among people today and over time.”

Job Skills Network’s Founder and Director, Tim O’Brien, explains:

“I’m intensely passionate about connecting people to regional opportunities and highlighting the ‘Even Better Living’ you can achieve by being part of a regional community.  Living in metro cities involves putting up with a high population density, less open space, lots of traffic, pollution and lack of fresh air, stretched infrastructure and often an exorbitant cost of living. 


Tech development/connectivity, investment in regional infrastructure and changing business attitudes, have meant the opportunity to live, work and play regionally is now much more realistic than ever before.”

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