Jewish Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Help the Disadvantaged Secure Employment
Monday, 7th November 2016 at 8:45 am
Jewish Care has received a Victorian Government grant of more than half a million dollars to secure sustainable employment for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Jewish Care was granted $518,770 over four years from a Department of Economic Development initiative, called Jobs Victoria Employment Network, which aims to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find and retain work.
A total of $39 million is being provided to employment providers across Melbourne and regional Victoria to offer jobs to disadvantaged people.
A range of job seekers will be supported, including refugees, retrenched automotive workers, youth justice clients, long-term unemployed people, disengaged young people, single parents, people with disability, public housing tenants and Indigenous people.
Jewish Care said it would target its job seeking services to people aged 50 and over, members of the ultra-orthodox community, people living with disability including mental illness and youth, as well as working closely with employers to find work for clients who often face many barriers to employment.
Jewish Care’s manager of service development Simon Jedwab said: “The team developed a great submission and we are very excited to have our work recognised with government funding.
“We are also grateful that we have the capacity to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds to get the support they need to find open employment.
“Employment is an important facet of someone’s independence and self determination, and provides great benefits to the community as a whole.”
Jewish Care said it was looking for job seekers to join the program via the Employment and Education Centre.
Contact Jewish Care’s Employment and Education Centre on 8517 5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.