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Work for the Dole working in Southern Adelaide.

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Andrew Southcott MP

Federal Member for Boothby


29 May 2002

Ten unemployed people are involved in the latest Work for the Dole project in inner southern Adelaide, the Federal Member for Boothby, Andrew Southcott said today.

“The ten Work for the Dole participants are undertaking activities to benefit communities in Glenelg, Brighton, Edwardstown, and Marion. The activities include aged care, handyperson, hospitality, reception, retail and adminis tration.

“Work for the Dole not only enables the participants to give something back to the community, but it also provides them with good work experience. Employers don’t just look for qualifications, they look for the job seeker’s work experience and ethic.

“That’s what Work for the Dole gives unemployed people - experience on the job that shows a willingness to get the job done. It involves teamwork and initiative. That’s what employers want.

“I’ve visited some of the Work for the Dole projects in the local area over the past four years and I’ve been very impressed at both the quality of the projects and the commitment of the participants. In fact, one of the projects, the Cardiac Recovery Path at Flinders Medical Centre is a recreation facility to help post operative heart and neurosurgery patients recover. It received a Work for the Dole Achievement Award in 2000,” said Dr Southcott.

29 May 2002

Authorised by Andrew Southcott MP, 760 Marion Road, Marion SA 5043