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News | 27 February 2017

A research paper on enterprise bargaining is now available to supplement the Department of Employment’s quarterly Trends in Enterprise Bargaining reports. This paper examines bargaining trends in the private sector in greater detail including by agreement size, industry and union coverage.

News | 22 February 2017

jobactive PaTH Employability Skills Training Providers will deliver intensive training to young people to build their core employability skills. Training will cover basic work skills plus advanced job search, interview and career development skills. 

Providers are being appointed following a call for proposals in October 2016. All are Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and include for-profit and not-for-profit organisations and industry associations.

For more information visit the procurement page.

News | 21 February 2017

The Department of Employment has announced the outcomes of the Request for Proposal for the Employability Skills Training Panel 2017-2020. Organisations offered places on the panel can be found on the Department of Employment's procurement webpage

News | 16 February 2017

The Australian Government tabled its response to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration Report ‘Seasonal change’ on 16 February 2017. You can find the Australian Government Response in the Resources section of the Seasonal Worker Programme website

News | 15 February 2017

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 ninth consecutive month in February 2017, after falling for eleven consecutive months.  

The February 2017 report is now available.

News | 10 February 2017

The Gippsland Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, 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 the Labtrobe Valley and the Greater Gippsland region.

Throughout the day there will be information sessions on 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 Geoff Hill on 0499 004 299 or Lauren Baldassa on 0456 100 535.

 List of Exhibitors

Check the website regularly for updates on exhibitors attending the Jobs Fair.

Tips to make the most of the Jobs Fair

Don’t expect to win a job on the day

However, be aware that at the Jobs Fair you may meet and talk to your next employer.

News | 23 January 2017

On 23 January 2017, the Government released its response to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (the Ombudsman) Inquiry Report into the effect of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Payments Order on Australian small businesses.

In her report, the Ombudsman, Ms Kate Carnell AO, makes 13 findings and 14 recommendations. The Government response notes the Ombudsman’s findings and supports eight recommendations in full and three in principle. The Government notes the remaining three recommendations.

News | 22 December 2016

On 22 December 2016, the Department released a report on the prevalence, nature and impact of unpaid work experience in Australia. The report, which was based on the results of a nationally representative survey of 3,800 Australians aged 18-64 years, found that unpaid work experience is common in Australia. Many of the survey results were positive, for example:

News | 9 December 2016

A fresh, new look Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) is now live.

Re-launched on 9 December 2016, the LMIP is a useful resource for employment service providers, job seekers and employers who are looking to gain a better understanding of their local labour market.

The new look portal now includes an enhanced content navigation tool, interactive map and Employment Region (ER) channel to provide up-to-date labour market information for the 51 employment regions across Australia.

To find out more visit the new portal at http://lmip.gov.au/

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

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