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Jobjuice employment web site launched.



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THE HON MAL BROUGH MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTING MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Media Release

03403

jobjuice Employment Web Site Launched

The Minister for Employment Services, Mal Brough, today (Monday 14 April) launched the new jobjuice web site to provide school leavers with information on career, training and job opportunities.

Mr Brough, officially launching the web site at the Australian Association of Career Counsellor’s National Conference in Adelaide, said that the Government is working on a number of strategies to improve the employment outcomes for young people and that the jobjuice web site is one of these exciting new initiatives. jobjuice provides school leavers with:

● fast and easy access to up to 50,000 jobs and on-line résumé registration and job matching services via

JobSearch; ● an on-line career quiz;

● information on weekly earnings and job prospects;

● career and job search tips;

● information on training courses and options;

● and much more.

The site has links to services that can help young people get a job, including Job Network, New Apprenticeships, Australian Training and VolunteerSearch.

‘Career counsellors play a major role in assisting school leavers who are undecided on their future,’ Mr Brough said. He encouraged career counsellors to utilise the many features of jobjuice in their counselling work.

“The jobjuice web site has been in operation since early February 2003 and is proving very popular with young job seekers” Mr Brough.

For further information visit www.jobjuice.gov.au.

Mr Brough will address the Australian Association of Career Counsellors National Conference, Prince Alfred College,Kent Town, Adelaide, at 9.00am Monday 14 April. Interview Opportunity

For further information contact:

David Moore 0417 774 724

14/04/2003