Young jobless need special attention, say training group. Australia’s young people are missing important life and work-place skills and the obstacles are even greater in disadvantaged communities, where the youth unemployment rate can be as high as 40 percent.
Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that young Australians are bearing the brunt of falling employment opportunities in Australia. In parts of Melbourne youth unemployment in the 15-19 year old cohort is almost twice the national rate. This is similar in Sydney with parts of inner Sydney experiencing 39.8% youth unemployment in theContinue Reading »
Vote1Jobs is a bold new community jobs drive that will help get scores of unemployed Victorians into work. This exciting joint initiative between WPC Group, Leader Community Newspapers and the Herald Sun will also put Victorian jobs high on the political agenda ahead of the federal election. Vote1Jobs will match people with jobs and generateContinue Reading »
Thursday 20th June 2013, Nicholas Wyman, CEO Skilling Australia Foundation, joined fellow CEOs and Business Leaders at Etihad Stadium for the CEO Sleepout, hosted by St Vincent de Paul Society. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout began as a local community venture in Sydney’s Parramatta in 2006. In 2010 the event was launched nationally and exceeded expectations,Continue Reading »
Young people struggling to get a job now have a helping hand thanks to a new foundation set up to boost skilled employment. The Skilling Australia Foundation, set up by WPC Group, a Melbourne recruitment agency specialising in apprenticeships and traineeships, aims to get young people off the dole and into work.