The South Australian Government says a new $2.2 million retail training package will help businesses develop a skilled workforce to weather the economic storm.
The package, funded by the State and Federal Governments and the retail industry, will upgrade the skills of up to 220 existing retail managers.
The Training Minister, Michael O’Brien, says the smartest move that businesses can make is to keep their most talented staff.
“We will come out of this recession and generally the path that is followed in coming out of a recession is a fairly ferocious upswing and there’s an enormous demand for staff and skilled staff in a very short period of time,” he said.
“What we will achieve through this program is allow particularly young people to move through the ranks in the retail sector up to management positions.”