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Jobfind expands across Australia to support more people with skills and jobs

By March 31, 2022April 1st, 2022No Comments
Jobfind grows its footprint to deliver 5 programs across 11 regions as a provider of the Australian Government’s new Workforce Australia employment services. 

31 March 2022: We are proud to announce that the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has awarded Jobfind Centres Australia 12 new contracts to deliver the Australian Government’s Workforce Australia employment services around the country.  

Workforce Australia, the government’s new employment service, commences on 1 July 2022. Jobfind’s DESE provider footprint will grow from three previous employment programs delivered from 22 sites in Victoria, to five programs delivered from 62 sites in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.  

CEO of Jobfind, Ms Karena Newland welcomes the news: “Our teams are tremendously optimistic about the Workforce Australia employment service and the opportunities to provide intensive support to prepare even more people to gain secure work with in-demand skills.”  

 Jobfind will deliver Workforce Australia programs in the following regions: 

  •  Workforce Australia (replacing jobactive) in Barwon, Gippsland, Inner Metropolitan Melbourne and North Western Melbourne 
  • Career Transition Assistance in North Eastern Melbourne and Perth South 
  • Employability Skills Training in Ballarat, Cairns, Hunter, Perth North and Sydney Greater West 
  • Transition to Work in Cairns 
  • ParentsNext continues in Inner Metropolitan Melbourne. 

“These programs represent real opportunities to connect Australians in need with the job market and transform not only individual’s lives, but families and communities too,” said Ms Newland. 

It is the first time that Jobfind will deliver the Transition to Work and Employability Skills Training programs in Cairns.  “We are delighted that the government has entrusted us to deliver more programs in Cairns where we are a 5-star disability employment service,” said Ms Newland. 

Mr Michael Hobday, Executive Chairman of Jobfind’s parent company, Angus Knight, says Jobfind’s expansion into new employment regions will follow Angus Knight Group’s successful partnership model: “Our group of companies serves local people better because we partner with national and local organisations to create better outcomes for individuals and communities.” 

Ms Newland says Jobfind’s performance as the number 1 jobactive provider for achieving long-term outcomes is a sign of things to come. “We’re already highly committed to matching and supporting job seekers and employers to achieve sustained employment. These new programs give us even more scope to help people gain the social and economic benefits of participating in the workforce.”  

Jobfind has already signed up an extensive network of local and national community and employer partners, including large employer Programmed, who deploy 35,000 employees daily across Australia and New Zealand. “Working in partnership with large employers allows us create new entry pathways into skills and jobs for our job seekers, while helping employers fill their current and future workforce needs,” said Ms Newland. 

 For more information, contact Emma Kirby, National Marketing Manager, on  [email protected] 

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ABOUT JOBFIND 

Jobfind is an industry leading government employment services provider, delivering job placement, training, wellbeing and post-employment support to Australians most in need. We have a particular focus on helping disadvantaged Australians into work, including the long-term unemployed, people living with disability, First Nations, young and mature-aged people. 

In addition to existing Disability Employment Services in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, from 1 July 2022, Jobfind’s Workforce Australia provider portfolio of employment services and programs will operate from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. 

 ABOUT WORKFORCE AUSTRALIA 

From 1 July 2022, the new Workforce Australia will encompass all employment services delivered by the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE). Workforce Australia will help Australians to find and keep a job, change jobs or create their own job, connecting employers with job seekers, and a refreshed network of providers to deliver tailored case management.

Workforce Australia will have two levels of service: Workforce Australia Online (available to all Australians), and Providers Services – job seekers who need more assistance or choose to receive services offered by a provider will receive tailored case management delivered by Workforce Australia employment services providers. For more information visit DESE website