More help for Aboriginal jobseekers

Date: 29 April 2016

New online tool to help employers and Aboriginal jobseekers

Redesigned website identifies services for jobseekers and employers


 

New State Government initiatives are providing key support and removing barriers to employment for Aboriginal jobseekers.

 

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said the new jobs board and revamped website for the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre were among the 'next steps' identified in the 2014 update of the Training Together - Working Together Aboriginal workforce development strategy.

 

"The jobs board is part of the revamped website which details a range of jobs available to registered jobseekers," Mrs Harvey said.

 

"The jobs board will enable Government and non-government organisations to lodge vacancies online and access resumes and other documents posted by registered Aboriginal jobseekers.

 

"The Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre works with its registered jobseekers to match them with employment opportunities that suit their skills and knowledge, ensuring employers find the right fit for their business."

 

The Minister said although the jobs board was officially launched today, it had already been promoted to employers and received a positive response.

 

"More than 120 Government and non-government job vacancies have been posted to date.  I encourage more employers to make the most of this free service," she said.

 

"Our focus is to get Aboriginal people into sustainable employment.  The jobs board will be a vital tool to increase job opportunities for Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia."

 

With five offices in Perth and regional WA, the Aboriginal Workforce Development centres provide jobseekers with access to a range of support services and advice to employers on how to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal employees.

 

Fact File

  • Establishing the Aboriginal Workforce Development centres was a key outcome of the Training Together - Working Together Aboriginal workforce development strategy
  • More than 1,750 jobseekers have been placed into employment or training through the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres since 2010
  • For more information, visit http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/AWDC  

 

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister's office - 6552 5900

New Security Competency Testing Program launched
This pre-license test has been designed to ensure that those seeking to gain employment as a Security Officer or Crowd Controller in WA can demonstrate the required knowledge and language skills.



DTWD launches new website
The Department of Training and Workforce Development has launched a new website to assist business.



Industry training partnership to future-proof Western Australian jobs
20 October 2017
TAFE WA and Rio Tinto to create a new training program to prepare workers for industry advancements, innovation and automation

Western Australians head to Abu Dhabi for Skills Olympics
09 October 2017
Australia's finest tradies, the Skillaroos, are on their way to Abu Dhabi for the WorldSkills International Competition

Celebrating excellence in the training sector
18 September 2017
WA Training Awards 2017 winners announced
Government is working to grow our State's economy through the training sector and local job creation


Commitment to training and future jobs highlighted in State Budget
12 September 2017
Ageing TAFE campuses to get $54 million in remedial works
TAFE fees freeze to make training more accessible for Western Australians


Premier announces eight new directors general
30 August 2017
New directors general appointed to newly amalgamated departments
Part of Labor Government's commitment to driving cultural change across public


Subscribe to our newsletter

Please enter your email address:

Current full issue: September 2017
Previous issues: Newsletter Archive