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Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Employment

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service

Senator for Tasmania

Minister for Employment and Senator for Tasmania Eric Abetz today visited Advanced Personnel Management (APM) in Hobart to talk with staff about jobactive, the Australian Government’s new employment services system which will connect job seekers with work.

Senator Abetz said the start of jobactive marks a new beginning in helping more Australians find jobs.

“It’s good to be here at APM’s Hobart office. The staff of this office can be pleased to belong to one of 66 organisations across Australia which were selected to deliver jobactive after a rigorous national tender process,” Senator Abetz said.

“It’s pleasing to see the staff here committed to help job seekers find jobs, and employers looking for workers. And I’m particularly pleased to see it happening in my home state of Tasmania.”

jobactive has been designed to deliver better services for job seekers and help employers to find suitable staff.

Eight providers are delivering jobactive in Tasmania, with services available from 79 sites across the state.

“The Australian Government believes every Australian should have the opportunity to enjoy the economic and social benefits of having a job and to contribute to their community and their own wellbeing through work,” Senator Abetz said.

“Our $6.8 billion investment in jobactive and the improvements to the way services are delivered are all about helping more Australians find work and helping Australian businesses find the workers they need, which in turn will build a stronger economy."

jobactive is complemented by the Tasmanian Jobs Programme, a special investment in Tasmania under which Tasmanian businesses that employ eligible job seekers for at least six months will be able to receive up to $6,500.

“I congratulate the staff of APM on their enthusiasm for jobactive and I look forward to hearing many employment success stories, in Tasmania and across Australia, in the near future,” Senator Abetz said.

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1 July 2015