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50 New Work For The Dole Openings To Paid Work

Two new Work for the Dole projects in the ACT will offer 50 unemployed people the chance to learn computer publishing skills or work on a multi-purpose native vegetation corridor at Kambah.

The Minister for Employment Services, Mal Brough, announced the new projects today and said both would provide the ACT community with valuable resources.

"Work for the Dole sponsor groups do a great job in bringing together worthwhile work experience for unemployed people and creating better facilities for the ACT community," he said.

The Computing and Introduction to MYOB project, sponsored by Southside Community Services, will give 30 job seekers work experience across Canberra. MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) is a business management software package.

The participants will be trained in Microsoft Word and desktop publishing, gaining on-the-job experience in community not-for-profit organisations.

The environmental improvement project, sponsored by Environmental Outcomes Inc, will see 20 participants building on previous work in the area designed to promote the sustainability of the natural environment.

Nursery work, plant propagation, gardening and landscaping, and light construction work will be among the activities.

Since Work for the Dole began in late-1997, 1830 places have been available in the ACT for job seekers to gain worthwhile work experience while putting something back into their local community.

A list of Work for the Dole projects approved for funding can be found at


For further information contact:

Greg Jackson  0419 713 246



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