The Andrews Labor Government is helping local employers connect with jobseekers affected by the recent mine closure in Stawell, with the launch of the Jobs4Stawell website.
Jobs4Stawell will be a central portal for both businesses and job seekers to use not only to ﬁll jobs in the area, but also ﬁnd advice and resources to assist in the job application and interview process.
The platform will help jobseekers promote their skills and experience and connect to the largely 'hidden' job market for locally based employers.
The website will be operated and promoted by the Ace Radio network and will receive up to $12,000 in funding from the Labor Government and Northern Grampians Shire Council.
The Jobs4Stawell platform will be community driven and free for users and will go live on 10 January, 2017.
The Labor Government is making the Business in Transition program available to retrenched workers to help them retrain and take advantage of other job opportunities.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“Labor Governments support workers through tough times because we know how much communities depend on steady employment and healthy workforces to survive and thrive.”
“This is an example of the Labor Government, the local council and the Stawell community banding together to get on with it and pave a positive future for the region.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Industry, Employment and Resources Wade Noonan
“The Labor Government is encouraging investment to boost job numbers and give new opportunities to people who have lost their jobs because we want long-term solutions for retrenched workers.”
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