Thursday, 2 April 2020

Jobs Hub to connect businesses with workers

A new Jobs Hub to connect businesses with people looking for work has been launched today.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the initiative would help identify where jobs are and help move people looking for work into these jobs quickly.

“I know there are many people in the community, including businesses, who are doing it tough at the moment.

“This Jobs Hub will connect those who are looking for work directly with those employers who are experiencing a demand for their services, so we can get more people into the jobs,” Mr Pitt said.

The Government is committed to working with local employers, industry organisations, employment services providers and others in the labour market to identify where the jobs are and help move people looking for work into these jobs quickly.  

Employers who are hiring and want support to connect with potential candidates can also contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment at workforce@dese.gov.au to be connected directly with businesses reducing their workforces; and the employment services network to source suitable candidates.

“If you are hiring, particularly scaling up your workforce quickly, I encourage you to email the Workforce Contact Centre so you can be connected with the support you need to get your workforce on board,” Mr Pitt said.

An up to date list of a selection of businesses and organisations that are currently hiring, and how to contact them, can be found at: www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub  

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