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Regional employment program rethinking local recruitment

Finding a digital tech job in the Bega Valley is now easier with a Regional Employment Trial supporting fresh thinking on ways to hire and train local workers.

Emerging employment opportunities in Brisbane

Employment in the Brisbane metropolitan area has grown over the last year, with an additional 10,700 people in work since April 2018 with strong gains in full-time work. While employment has grown in the area, a recent Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business survey reveals that employers are having increasing difficulty recruiting.

Transforming employment services

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.

Explainer: Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government employment service that helps young people gain skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job.

Expert Advisory Panel report - 'I want to work: Employment Services 2020'

An expert advisory panel has handed a report to the Australian Government, outlining recommendations on how employment services can best assist job seekers and employers in the future.

Awards for people launching into business

The 2018 NEIS Awards were recently held in Coogee, New South Wales. The awards recognise the outstanding successes of small businesses established with help from New Business Assistance with NEIS.

Feedback informs the next generation of employment services

The Department of Jobs and Small Business received over 450 submissions in response to its public discussion paper—the Next Generation of Employment Services 2020—released at the end of June.

Melbourne expos match locals with jobs

Melbourne jobs expos recently held in Broadmeadows and Dandenong provided people looking for work in those areas an opportunity to meet with local employers, hand out their resumes and discuss job vacancies.

Employment initiative helps young people Get Moving for work

Get Moving is an Empowering YOUth Initiatives (EYI) project offering intensive support to assist unemployed people aged 18-24 to relocate for work.

Working together for social change with Indigenous Cape York communities

Over the last 12 months, three Department of Jobs and Small Business staff members have travelled to Cape York in Far North Queensland to work alongside not-for-profit organisations.