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National roll-out of Work for the Dole starts

The start of the new Work for the Dole Coordinators around Australia has been welcomed by the Minister for Employment Eric Abetz and the Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker.

From today, Work for the Dole Coordinators will start working with local community groups and jobactive employment services to identify potential Work for the Dole activities and projects for job seekers in the 51 employment regions around Australia.

“Work for the Dole is a key component in the Government’s new $5 billion jobactive employment service that starts on 1 July 2015,” Senator Abetz said.

“Work for the Dole helps job seekers, especially young job seekers, to learn new skills and remain active and engaged in their local communities while they look for work.

“Job seekers are reporting that it improves their ability to work as part of a team, communicate with others and boosts their self-confidence.

“Work for the Dole allows job seekers to demonstrate to employers that they have the right skills and the right attitude and are keen and willing to work,” Senator Abetz said.

Senator Abetz said while there is an emphasis on job readiness there is also a substantial social and personal dividend for participants by keeping them actively and gainfully engaged within their community.

Work for the Dole is delivering tangible benefits to local communities.

“Over the past ten months there have been some terrific activities and projects conducted as part of the Work for the Dole pilot,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“The Government is delighted with the interest from the community sector in offering work experience opportunities to job seekers.

“Some of the activities that have been undertaken include food distribution for families in need, the refurbishment of historic buildings, the development of community market gardens, wildlife rescue and care, and archiving and library services.

“These sorts of activities are giving job seekers skills ranging from office administration and customer service through to warehousing, carpentry and painting.

“Importantly, it is helping to open doors for job seekers and help people move from welfare to work.

“The new Work for the Dole Coordinators will be instrumental in creating further work experience opportunities for job seekers from 1 July 2015.

“I encourage any not-for-profit organisation, local council or state government agency that may be interested in helping local job seekers to contact their Work for the Dole Coordinator,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

A list of Work for the Dole Coordinators is attached.

Media contacts:

Minister for Employment: David Allender 0457 590 881

Assistant Minister Hartsuyker: Greg Pierce 0408 532 785

01/05/2015

The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP Assistant Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Work for the Dole Coordinators

State

Employment Region

Organisation

ACT

Capital Region

MAX Employment

NSW

Central West

Mission Providence

NSW

Far West Orana (includes Broken Hill)

Sureway Employment and Training Pty Ltd

NSW

Hunter

Workskil Australia

NSW

Illawarra South Coast

MAX Employment

NSW

Mid North Coast

Tursa Employment & Training

NSW

Murray Riverina

Mission Providence

NSW

New England and North West

BEST Employment Ltd

NSW

North Coast

Tursa Employment & Training

NSW

Sydney East Metro

MAX Employment

NSW

Sydney Greater West

OCTEC Limited

NSW

Sydney North and West

OCTEC Limited

NSW

Sydney South West

MAX Employment

NT

Darwin (includes Alice Springs)

Enterprise Management Group Pty Ltd

QLD

Brisbane South East

MAX Employment

QLD

Cairns

Enterprise Management Group Pty Ltd

QLD

Darling Downs

Mission Providence

QLD

Fitzroy

MAX Employment

QLD

Gold Coast

Tursa Employment & Training

QLD

Mackay

BUSY At Work Employment Services

QLD

Somerset

MAX Employment

QLD

Townsville (includes Mt Isa)

MAX Employment

QLD

Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast

Mission Providence

QLD

Wivenhoe

Mission Providence

SA

Adelaide North

Job Prospects

SA

Adelaide South

Workskil Australia

SA

Mid North SA

EMPLOYMENT DIRECTIONS

SA

Murray and South East

Job Prospects

SA

North West Country SA

Workskil Australia

TAS

Hobart and Southern Tasmania

Enterprise Management Group Pty Ltd

TAS

North and North Western Tasmania

Enterprise Management Group Pty Ltd

VIC

Ballarat

Westvic Staffing Solutions

VIC

Barwon

MatchWorks

VIC

Bendigo

MatchWorks

VIC

Gippsland

Mission Providence

VIC

Goulburn/Murray

CVGT Australia Ltd

VIC

Inner Metropolitan Melbourne

MatchWorks

VIC

North Eastern Melbourne

MatchWorks

VIC

North Western Melbourne

MatchWorks

VIC

South Coast of Victoria

Westvic Staffing Solutions

VIC

South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula

MAX Employment

VIC

Western Melbourne

Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services

VIC

Wimmera Mallee

CVGT Australia Ltd

WA

Broome

Job Futures Ltd

WA

Esperance

MAX Employment

WA

Geraldton

Skill Hire WA

WA

Great Southern - Wheatbelt

MAX Employment

WA

Kalgoorlie

MAX Employment

WA

Perth - North

MAX Employment

WA

Perth - South

Communicare Inc

WA

South West WA

MAX Employment