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Young Aussies struggling to find work

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  New research shows nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for more than a year Young people are twice as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared

What are you doing to ensure people with disability have equal access to work opportunities in your organisation?

Claire Robbs, Friday, 29th November 2019 -  That is the question Claire Robbs, chief executive of Life Without Barriers, is asking of employers everywhere as we approach International Day of People with Disability on Tuesday.

Corporate foundations unite to create more jobs in the Illawarra

Contributor, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  Illawarra-based social enterprise, Green Connect, is the fifth organisation to benefit from a new collaborative funding approach led by Westpac Foundation which aims to create

The ripple effect of job creation

Contributor, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Social enterprises can help some of the most marginalised people in our society not only to gain employment but stay in it, but social enterprises also need to be supported, writes

These ‘job snob’ claims don’t match the evidence

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Whatever the reasons for joblessness, lack of willingness to work is not one of them, write researchers Michelle Peterie, Gaby Ramia, Greg Marston and Roger Patulny, in this article

Opinion

Disrupt Unemployment Cycle With Practical Skills

Jak Hardy, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  High-value industries demand an equipped workforce which we simply don’t have, writes social entrepreneur Jak Hardy, reflecting on his experience of working with young people

Punitive Welfare Conditions Don’t Address Drug Addiction, Unemployment or Service Needs

Contributor, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  The most appropriate method to tackle the social harms related to substance use is to invest in targeted, accessible, well-resourced and stigma-free counselling and rehabilitation

Welfare Program Dismisses Complexities of Single Motherhood

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 -  Established welfare-to-work systems don’t take into account the reality of single mothers’ lives and push them into unstable work, a report says.   The study, released by Good Shepherd

Jobseekers Dissatisfied With Government Employment Program

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Less than one in 10 jobseekers are satisfied with the federal government’s outsourced employment program and there’s a wide perception consultants are unskilled, new research

VET System Presenting More Barriers Than Supports for Young People

Wendy Williams, Friday, 23rd February 2018 -  Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is making it difficult for the most disadvantaged young people to gain access and a qualification, at the same time that

Senate Urged to Reject Welfare Reform Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  People across the country have united in a day of action to fight welfare reforms, as the peak body for the community services sector calls for the senate to reject the bill amid claims

Young Australians Struggling to Break Unemployment Cycle

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  Blaming young unemployed Australians for failing to secure work is “simply not supported by the facts”, according to a new report which said they tried just as hard as older jobseekers
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