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Job Services Australia gets to work in the Alice.

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The Hon Brendan O'Connor

Minister for Employment Participation 23 April, 2009

Media release

Media Release - Job Services Australia gets to work in the Alice

The Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O’Connor, today visited Tangentyere Employment Services and Centacare NT who will deliver the Australian Government’s new employment services in Alice Springs.

Mr O’Connor said the new services Job Services Australia: People, Skills, Jobs folds seven separate employment services programs into a ‘one-stop-shop’ that provides job seekers in Alice Springs region with a more personalised service.

“The Government believes Job Services Australia will deliver a better, more personalised service that responds to all economic conditions,” Mr O’Connor said.

“Job seekers will receive an individual Employment Pathway Plan, which can include literacy and numeracy programs, work experience, help with resumes, trade equipment and training.

“I know that providers of Job Services Australia such as Tangentyere Employment Services and Centacare NT are genuinely excited about working with job seekers to help them secure a job.”

Mr O’Connor said the new services will also have stronger links to the Government’s $2 billion Productivity Places Program which consists of 711 000 training places of which 319 000 places are for job seekers and 20 000 are identified for recently retrenched workers.

“As Australia faces the impact of a global recession, we need to ensure job seekers are able to access employment services that will help them gain new skills and be job ready,” he said.

“Job Service Australia providers will also work with employers in the Alice Springs region to help them find workers that have the skills needed in the local labour market.”

Mr O’Connor said Government wanted to ensure that job seekers have access to employment services that best suit them as well as the best possible employment service providers to deliver them.

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