Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today welcomed the start of the Australian Government’s new employment service jobactive.
“jobactive is the Government’s new $6.8 billion employment service which will help more job seekers in our region to secure a job,” Mr Coulton said.
“Through jobactive, local job seekers can receive help to prepare a resume, look for work, prepare for interviews and undertake training and work experience that will improve their chances of finding a job.
“Local employers will also benefit from the new jobactive system especially through the new $1.2 billion wage subsidy pool.
“As part of the recent Budget, the Government has made the wage subsidy arrangements more flexible. Employers will be able to receive a wage subsidy from the day an eligible job seeker commences in a job, with the subsidy being paid on a fortnightly basis.
“This will help employers with the upfront costs of hiring and training new staff and encourage more employers to think about taking on local job seekers.”
Mr Coulton also welcomed the roll out of Work for the Dole across the region.
“Work for the Dole helps job seekers to gain new skills and remain active and engaged whilst looking for work,” Mr Coulton said.
“Local community organisations also benefit from the help provided through Work for the Dole which allows them to undertake additional activities and projects of benefit to the broader community.”
Mr Coulton said jobactive services will be delivered by a number of organisations across the region including Sureway Employment and Training, BEST Employment Limited and Mission Providence.
“jobactive delivers on the Government’s commitment to reform employment services for the benefit of job seekers and employers alike,” Mr Coulton said.
“I look forward to working with the new jobactive providers throughout the region to help connect local job seekers and employers.”
For more information please visit www.employment.gov.au.