Boost for young job seekers in Hunter and Central Coast region
- Minister for Employment Participation
- Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care
- Member for Robertson
Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis and Federal Member for Robertson, Deborah O’Neill MP announced today that ORS Rehabilitation and Placement Services Pty (ORS) has been selected as part of the Job Service Australia Demonstration Pilot program.
ORS will receive $200,000 in new Government funding to trial enhancements to current service arrangements for young job seekers in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of New South Wales.
ORS will work with local industry representatives and employers on the Central Coast and in the Hunter region to provide seminars, site visits and work experience opportunities for young job seekers.
The project will help young people identify a vocation and start the relevant education and training activities required for that career path.
"By connecting unemployed Australians with a support network of community and service providers we can ensure a sustainable relationship with the world of work rather than just a job that only lasts for the short term," Ms Ellis said.
"Our Government has committed new funding of $4.7 million to 20 high performing employment services to run these pilot programs.
"By funding employment services that are already achieving strong results to trial new and innovative approaches to getting people into work - other services from around the country will be able to learn from their experience."
Federal Member for Robertson, Deborah O’Neill said that she was proud that an organisation in her local community had been recognised with this new funding and was keen to see the impact on youth employment in the region.
“We need to give young people information on job options in the region,” Ms O’Neill said.
“The transition from school to work can be a big step for many young people, and we need to support them as much as possible to make a successful move into a career they are interested in.”
These pilots, in conjunction with the Australian Government’s Building Australia’s Future Workforce package, will strengthen employment services across Australia and help job seekers in identified areas of disadvantage.
For further information on the Job Services Australia Demonstration Pilots Program: