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About Us

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.

We're passionate about connecting you with an Even Better Living

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Our Mission

Our mission is to build and strengthen regional communities.

Our Vision

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.

Even Better Living

We love the ‘Even Better Living’ that is achievable in regional communities! We're dedicated to contributing to Even Better Living in our regional communities. We're not just here to watch; we're rolling up our sleeves to be involved. From social events, local sports, recreation, education and training to business networking and economic development initiatives.

At Job Skills Network, our Founder and Director, Tim O’Brien, is intensely passionate about connecting people to regional opportunities and highlighting the ‘Even Better Living’ you can achieve by being part of a regional community. Urban areas often come with drawbacks such as high population density, limited open space, traffic congestion, pollution, strained infrastructure, and exorbitant living costs. However, advancements in technology, infrastructure investment, and evolving business mindsets have made regional living, working, and recreation more feasible than ever.

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 is a resource we utilise that 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

Tim emphasizes, "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."

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