Employment services company Jobfind, and community sport and arts charity Reclink Australia, today proudly announced an exclusive partnership to support disadvantaged Australians.
Melbourne, 29 November 2021: Two organisations on a mission to improve social and employment outcomes for disadvantaged Australians have joined forces to develop programs for unemployed Australians that capitalise on the benefits of sport participation.
By collaborating, Reclink and Jobfind expect to reach and engage more participants in sport and employment activities that improve their skills, confidence, social networks, and employability.
Karena Newland, Chief Executive Officer, Jobfind, said: “I am passionate about bringing the benefits of sport to the unemployed and disadvantaged people we work with and am privileged to be working with Reclink.”
Reclink Australia’s mission is to provide sporting, social and arts activities to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage and limited access to healthy activities.
Participation in sport has been proven to improve health and wellbeing. In 2016, the Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) at La Trobe University determined the social value of the Reclink Australia Victorian Football League as delivering $8.94 social return for every $1 invested.
Dave Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Reclink Australia, said: “Reclink and Jobfind have a shared belief in the ability of sports participation to empower disadvantaged people. Jobfind really understand what we are doing and are committed to our mission. We are delighted to be creating a dream team to deliver results for disadvantaged Australians.”
Jobfind is consistently ranked as a top employment provider in supporting the most disadvantaged job seekers to find and keep a job long-term.
“Apart from training and job placement, we build a network of local support around every individual which helps their wellbeing and development so they can continue to succeed. That’s why this collaboration with Reclink is so important for our job seekers,” Ms Newland said.
Jobfind’s business model is based around collaborations within local communities and creates wrap around specialist support, particularly for First Nations Australians, people with a disability, migrants and refugees, young people and displaced workers, all of whom will be encouraged to take up new education, training, employment and recreation opportunities developed from the Reclink-Jobfind partnership.
Reclink Australia have also joined the Jobfind Youth Employment Consortium, the specialist service to coach and mentor under 25s.
Jobfind’s Youth Employment Consortium includes TAFE Directors Australia, Australia’s largest training organisations, labour hire companies, employers, community organisations and education partners who provide relevant, useful and appropriate workshops, training, upskilling and work opportunities to create long-term career paths.
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Jobfind is a leading provider of employment, recruitment and post-employment services, helping disadvantaged Australians improve their social and economic participation in their communities.
Since 1998, Jobfind has placed and supported more than half a million Australians with more than just a job by helping people improve their employability, skills, education, health, and wellbeing so they can thrive.
Jobfind creates pathways to employment and offers specialist services for people with a disability, First Nations people, youth, mature-aged, parents, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.
Jobfind is proudly part of the Angus Knight Group, which focusses on delivering employment, education and community outcomes for the most disadvantaged Australians.
Reclink Australia provides evidence-based sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.
In partnership with more than 450 community organisations, Reclink Australia’s programs create pathways to improved health and wellbeing, education and employment outcomes for all participants.
There is no other social inclusion program in Australia with the reach and impact of Reclink Australia.