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News | 5 December 2016

The Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative will support Australians, particularly young people, who want to start their own business. Four key measures make up the Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative, which is part of the broader Youth Employment Package announced in the 2016-2017 Budget

The four key measures include:

Entrepreneurship Facilitators

Entrepreneurship Facilitators work in three high youth unemployment areas promoting entrepreneurship as a way for young people to create their own job. The facilitators help young people considering starting a small business to get their idea up and running.

News | 16 November 2016

The Indicator provides advance warnings of whether employment is likely to grow faster or slower than its long-term trend rate of growth and is produced by the Australian Government Department of Employment. 

The Department of Employment’s Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment (the Indicator) has risen for the sixth consecutive month in November 2016, after falling for eleven consecutive months.

The November 2016 report is now available.

News | 3 November 2016

This assistance will help those directly impacted by providing intensive career transitioning services through jobactive, the Government’s recruitment service, helping them to re-connect with work as quickly as possible. They will also have access to the “What’s Next” website, which provides a range of information and self-help resources.

To learn more about the Hazelwood Structural Adjustment Program, visit the employment assistance information of the departments website.

News | 25 October 2016

Panel members will develop and deliver training aimed at ensuring all young job seekers have the basic employability skills that Australian businesses need.

Applications close 5 pm (Canberra time) Tuesday 29 November 2016.

Information regarding the application process is now available on the procurement page.

News | 21 October 2016

Applications for the second round of Empowering YOUth Initiatives grants funding close soon. Applications need to be submitted by 5 pm (AEDT) Friday, 28 October.

The Department of Employment is looking for organisations that have innovative and new ideas to help young people at risk of long-term unemployment to find and a keep a job. Not-for-profit, non-government organisations can apply for grants of up to $5 million!

How to apply

Applications are open for organisations to submit their Expression of Interest. Grant Guidelines and information regarding the application process is now available on the Employment Services Procurement Information website.

News | 14 October 2016

Launched on Friday 14 October 2016, the Australian Jobs website is a new online resource that provides information on the labour market and how it is changing.

It also highlights industries and occupations that have recently experienced jobs growth and those that are projected to grow over the next five years.

To find out more visit the new website at australianjobs.employment.gov.au

Hard copies of Australian Jobs are also available at no cost.  To request a free copy of the publication, please email AustralianJobs@employment.gov.au.

News | 14 October 2016

Launched on Friday 14 October 2016, the Australian Jobs website is a new online resource that provides information on the labour market and how it is changing.

It can help job seekers or students that are looking for work or planning their next career move understand where the jobs of tomorrow will be and how to prepare for them. It also highlights what skills and traits employers in different industries value the most and outlines job prospects for over 350 occupations.

To find out more visit the new website at australianjobs.employment.gov.au

Hard copies of Australian Jobs are also available at no cost.  To request a free copy of the publication, please email AustralianJobs@employment.gov.au.

News | 14 October 2016

Applications now open

Applications are sought from individuals or organisations with strong relevant regional knowledge and a commitment to youth business development to assist young Australians who are considering starting start their own business.

News | 11 October 2016

The Department of Employment received more than 70 submissions in response to the Employability Skills Training Consultation Paper from a range of organisations and individuals. Overall the feedback was positive and supported the general approach outlined in the paper.

The most common feedback was that the program design needs to be more flexible to allow for different models of delivery to meet the entry-level requirements of particular industries, and that the training fee needs to be increased to ensure the training is of high quality. The department supports these views and is responding by adjusting the design of the program.

The department’s full response to stakeholder feedback on the Employability Skills Training consultation paper is available. 

News | 10 October 2016

The Department of Employment is seeking proposals for Round 2 of Empowering YOUth Initiatives (EYI). Funding proposals of up to $5 million is available for not-for-profit and non-government organisations to deliver new and different approaches to help vulnerable young people with the skills they need on their pathway to employment.

Empowering YOUth Initiatives aim to help young people at risk of long-term unemployment to find and a keep a job.  A key part of the initiative is to find innovative approaches that have the greatest potential to improve employment outcomes for young people at risk of long-term unemployment with the aim of preventing long-term welfare dependency. Learnings from the Empowering YOUth initiatives will assist government and organisations working with young people to enhance current and future service delivery.

News | 28 September 2016

The data are obtained from the Department of Employment's Workplace Agreements Database.

You can view the report on the Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining page.

News | 21 September 2016

It will cover what employers are looking for in suitable applicants, what is meant by employability skills, how to find hidden vacancies and the resources available to help job seekers research occupations and apply for jobs.

Details are as follows:

Job Search Tips Information Session

29 September 2016

11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Centrelink

169 Nicolson Avenue

Whyalla Norrie

News | 22 August 2016

The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, have today publicly released the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016.

News | 19 August 2016

A consultation paper is now open for comment on employability skills training. This training is one element of the new PaTH initiative designed to help young people become job ready by providing intensive pre-employment training endorsed by industry. Find out more.

News | 12 July 2016

The Geelong Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies.

This will provide you with an opportunity to talk face to face with exhibitors to learn about jobs, education and career options across Geelong and the Greater Geelong region.

Throughout the day there will be information sessions on how to write résumés, the Future of Work, and how best to find employment opportunities in the local job market.

For enquiries about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in being an exhibitor, phone Jennifer Cromarty on 0413 241 033 or Simon French on 0401 100 096.

News | 4 July 2016

The Broadmeadows Jobs Fair will bring together unemployed jobseekers, employers, employment providers and industry bodies.

This will provide you with an opportunity to talk face to face with exhibitors to learn about real employment opportunities and career options across Hume City and the Greater Melbourne region.

Throughout the day there will be information sessions on the Future of Work and how best to find employment opportunities in the local job market. 

For enquiries about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in being an exhibitor, phone Afaf Ibrahim on (03) 9205 2858 or Janice La Grue on (03) 9205 2602.

News | 24 June 2016

The complete dataset allows approved users to conduct their own analytical research into workplace agreement matters.

Customised datasets continue to be available to stakeholders upon request. Quarterly Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining reports will continue to be published.

The Workplace Agreements Database was established after the commencement of formal enterprise bargaining in the federal workplace relations system in 1991 and contains information about every federal collective agreement made since. This unique database provides information on developments in coverage, wage increases and a range of employment conditions included in federal collective agreements.

The Accessing the WAD Dataset page has more information regarding the dataset and instructions for applying to be an approved user.

News | 19 May 2016

The Peel Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers, recruitment agencies and training providers.

This will provide you with an opportunity to talk face to face with exhibitors to learn about jobs, training, education and career options across the Peel region.

Throughout the day there will be a series of employer lead Work Readiness seminars highlighting the contemporary expectations of local employers. There will also be an opportunity to participate in live demonstrations.

For enquiries about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in being an exhibitor, phone Robert Shaw on 0400 691 305.

News | 19 May 2016

The Port Augusta Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers, recruitment agencies and training providers.

This will provide you with an opportunity to talk face to face with exhibitors to learn about jobs, training, education and career options across the Port Augusta region.

Throughout the day there will be a series of work readiness seminars highlighting the contemporary expectations of local employers.

For enquiries about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in being an exhibitor, phone Leanne Hill on 043 933 7023 or Dave Hayward on 0417 895 833.

News | 6 May 2016

Approved employers will be eligible to place seasonal workers in a range of tourism occupations in Northern Australia. The tourism pilot will help businesses in the tourism industry overcome seasonal labour shortages, providing an alternative source of reliable workers for employers who cannot find enough local Australian workers to meet their needs.

Please refer to the Media Release and Fact Sheet for more information.

News | 3 May 2016

A key element of the Budget is a Youth Employment Package to help more Australians, especially young job seekers, to get into work and move off welfare.

The package includes the Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) that will boost young people's job prospects by helping them be better prepared for the workplace and encouraging more businesses to hire them.  The package also includes other employment measures to encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment.

To see the Portfolio Budget Statements and agency outcomes, visit our 2016–17 Budget page.

News | 2 May 2016

The 2016 Australian Jobs has been released. This 48 page report provides a great starting point for users to gain an appreciation of trends in the labour market and factors that should be considered when looking for work or making career and training choices.

The publication contains a wealth of information, including summaries for states and territories and industries and occupations. It also includes helpful tips that can give job seekers the edge when looking for their next job.

News | 12 April 2016

Participants from MAX Employment and WISE Employment have been helping the RSPCA team with all things cats and dogs. Tasks include cleaning kennels, preparing food and overall enriching the lives of abandoned, neglected, unwanted or sick animals.

Jake participated in Work for the Dole at the RSPCA earlier this year, after his jobactive provider, MAX Employment, assisted him in choosing an activity that suited his skills and interests.

From day one, Jake demonstrated a keen interest in animals and a willingness to learn. Staff at the RSPCA were so impressed by his skills, reliability and hardworking attitude, they offered Jake paid casual work. After two months Jake was offered a full-time position as an Animal Assistant at the centre.

Jake enjoys his role and now spends his days getting paid to help animals in need, like Riley an American Pit Bull. Jake said the RSPCA Darwin receives a lot of Pit Bulls, which are banned in large parts of...

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