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Newsroom article | 13 June 2019

Employment programs and supportive employers are key to knocking down some of the barriers to work experienced by Indigenous Australians.

Newsroom article | 11 June 2019

Going digital might not seem like a priority for Barc for Pets — a business that specialises in dog-minding — but for owners Rebecca and Marc, going online will ensure their business can innovate, expand and meet their ambitious vision for the future.

Newsroom article | 6 June 2019

Small business owner Rebecca Gerstner received assistance from Australian Small Business Advisory Services to improve her digital capability and grow her business, to reach more customers and broaden her products and services.

Newsroom article | 5 June 2019

Local Canberra business Altina Drinks has made quite a stir with a distinctive take on non‑alcoholic cocktails and are now looking to boost their business through digital technology.

Newsroom article | 4 June 2019

The strong demand and good starting salaries for trade graduates are great reasons for students in the ACT to consider a trade qualification. 

Newsroom article | 29 May 2019

The following stories, all from Western Australia, are by women who transformed their own and their family’s lives with the help of jobactive Indigenous mentors.

Jobactive providers across Australia employ Indigenous mentors who play a vital role supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with culturally appropriate career advice in a positive environment.

Newsroom article | 23 May 2019

Australian Jobs, produced annually by the Department of Jobs and Small Business, is one of the country’s foremost publications about the Australian labour market.

Newsroom article | 22 May 2019

The number of job vacancies advertised online fell by 2800, or 1.6 per cent, in April 2019 and has now fallen for four consecutive months.  

Newsroom article | 21 May 2019

With support from New Business Assistance, Gabriela learnt the essentials of setting up her own business and received mentoring and financial support, helping her fulfil her long-held dream of running her own cake shop.

Newsroom article | 10 April 2019

For Jennifer Harrison, the thought of starting a new career later in life was a daunting one. After health issues had prevented her returning to work, the Entrepreneurship Facilitator program helped her to discover and pursue her passion in interior styling.

Newsroom article | 9 April 2019

One thing was clear from the very first Small Business Fair held in Perth on 5 February: Australians are agile innovators, driven to put their great ideas to work.

Newsroom article | 8 April 2019

Catherine Ryan, from Mitchelton in Queensland, rebuilt her skills and confidence to rejoin the workforce in a full-time role, thanks to Career Transition Assistance.

Newsroom article | 5 April 2019

Mihi Waihape, ParentsNext program manager with Workways in Logan, Queensland, worked closely with Patrice to help her find direction and take steps toward her goal of running a nail salon.

Newsroom article | 5 April 2019

The diversity of small business in Australia is one of its fundamental strengths. There is no average, one-size-fits-all small business or small business owner.

Newsroom article | 4 April 2019

After leaving school and starting a family, Natasha didn’t believe she could launch a career, but with the help of ParentsNext she found a calling in aged care.

Newsroom article | 3 April 2019

The number of Australian regions with an unemployment rate below five per cent is at a six-year high, new data reveals.

Announcement | 2 April 2019

On Tuesday 2 April the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP handed down the 2019‑20 Budget.

Announcement | 1 April 2019

In May 2018, the Department released a Traffic Light Bulletin on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists, and held a period of public consultation.

Newsroom article | 1 April 2019

The first 15 of 100 small businesses from across Australia have been selected to receive a digital transformation package worth up to $20,000.

Newsroom article | 29 March 2019

Motivated by a desire to show her daughter how to be independent and confident, Beth Blundell worked with her ParentsNext provider in Maroochydore to build her confidence and define a path to reach her goals.

Newsroom article | 27 March 2019

Analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related occupations are growing significantly faster than other occupations.

Announcement | 26 March 2019

Minister for Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, today announced the first of 100 businesses to receive up to $20,000 to transform their digital capabilities as part of the Digital Champions initiative.

Newsroom article | 25 March 2019

Australia’s ageing population and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is increasing the demand for personal care workers.

Newsroom article | 22 March 2019

The Australian Government has announced that the employment services model will be transformed to offer a new online self-service platform for all and enhanced services for the most disadvantaged, delivering better outcomes for job seekers, employers and providers.

Newsroom article | 21 March 2019

Around the country, Entrepreneurship Facilitators are helping Australians turn their dreams into a business, by offering free support and expert advice.

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