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Labor candidate focuses on jobs for Ipswich

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Jennifer Howard.
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JOBS growth for Ipswich will be a key campaign platform for Jennifer Howard as she attempts to win the state seat of Ipswich.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has made securing jobs for Queenslanders a focus for the Labor Party with the unemployment rate reaching 6.3% in Queensland under the Newman Government. The unemployment rate in Ipswich reached 12.3% in February with the situation even worse for young people.

Ms Howard said Labor had unveiled "a suite of jobs-focused policies" to stimulate jobs growth.

She said Labor had promised to reinstate the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program and would establish an independent Queensland Productivity Commission.

Payroll concessions would also be introduced to assist employers take on apprentices and trainees, she said.

The Ready for Work policy, launched last year, will target school leavers and help young Queenslanders get work.

A new policy, called Advance Queensland, will be designed to create and keep the jobs of the future in Queensland

Building Queensland is another policy that aims to bring fairness and predictability to project planning and tendering

Ms Howard said the policies announced by Labor would be "good for Ipswich".

"Labor has always stood for jobs and a fair go for those in work, those that want to work, and those that will be looking for work into the future," she said.

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