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More than 1200 new Work for the Dole opportunities in SA.



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THE HON MAL BROUGH MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

Media Release

010902

More Than 1200 New Work For The Dole Opportunities In SA

The Employment Services Minister, Mal Brough, today announced 1205 new places for unemployed job seekers in 58 new Work for the Dole projects across South Australia.

'Work for the Dole offers two key benefits - worthwhile up-to-date work experience for unemployed people, which is what employers want, and a project outcome that benefits the participants’ local communities by way of new or upgraded services and facilities,' Mr Brough said.

'Project sponsors tailor their activities to suit local needs - the needs of the participants and the needs of the local community. So Work for the Dole is a mutually beneficial scheme.'

Project sponsors include a wide range of charitable and community groups.

Among the new projects are:

Creating a CD Rom from material in the SA Military Museum for public use. ● Supporting the work of a breakfast club for school and pre-school children in Davoren Park. ● Producing a CD and design work for song and dance performances by Kaurna Plains School students. ● Developing free website links to online learning tutorials for use across Adelaide. ●

Song-writing, organising events and performing their own music, with accredited training, in Smithfield Plains. ●

Rejuvenating the Main Oval at Para West Adult Campus to provide facilities for the Indigenous Sports Academy. ●

Assisting with all aspects of sports events management and helping clubs and schools with sports clinics with Sport SA. ●

Some of the new SA projects offer the chance to learn skills in a range of activities within a single project -clerical and administrative, gardening and landscaping, promoting services, preparing food for the aged and child care.

This month’s new projects bring the total number in SA to 646 since Work for the Dole began in late-1997. The projects have provided places for 16,243 unemployed SA people.

A list of Work for the Dole projects approved for funding is at http://workplace.gov.au/workplace/activities

 

For further information contact:

Greg Jackson  0419 713 246

 

 

Further information on Work for the Dole: Ian Robinson 02 6121 7691

29/09/2002