PEARCE WELCOMES NEW WORK FOR DOLE ACTIVITIES
Posted on Friday, 15 September 2006
Hon Judi Moylan MP, the Federal Member for Pearce, today announced a new Work for the Dole project in the Pearce electorate, located in Williams.
Ms Moylan says: "Williams is one of multiple host centres in the South West which will participate in Mission Australia’s Tailored for You 2 Work For the Dole project. Thirteen job seekers will work in southern towns throughout the Electorates of Pearce, O’Connor and Forrest and will gain skills in clerical, Information Technology, maintenance, gardening and retail work. Some participants will also learn about teaching and the roles of domestic assistants.
"I especially congratulate the local Community Work Coordinators and project sponsors who have successfully proposed this worthwhile project for Pearce, Forrest and O’Connor,” she said.
During this round, the Minister for Workforce Participation, Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP, announced 111 new Work for the Dole activities across Australia. These activities offer 1519 places for job seekers to gain valuable work experience.
Ms Moylan believes that Work For the Dole is an excellent program.
“Participants in Work for the Dole activities are improving their prospects of finding a job and they are re-building their self esteem and work skills. Communities and participants benefit,” she said.
She added that: “Since Work for the Dole was introduced in 1997, a total of 486,878 unemployed Australians have commenced in 28,249 activities nationally.”
Work for the Dole is part of the Government’s integrated approach to tackling long-term unemployment and its success is reflected in the record low levels of unemployment.