Pearce Electorate welcomes new Work for the Dole Activities
Posted on Monday, 11 June 2007
Member for Pearce Hon Judi Moylan MP today announced three new Work for the Dole activities giving local job seekers the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
Ms Moylan said 203 new Work for the Dole Activities had been approved across Australia in April.
“Work for the Dole activities are required to reflect the local demand for skills,” Ms Moylan explained.
“This provides the job seeker with work experience in areas where there is most demand, greatly improving their chances of gaining employment. It is also beneficial to local employees who are having difficulty finding skilled workers.”
Projects in Pearce include -
1. Toodyay History Project – One place is available for a job seeker to help restore, index and preserve the historical data of the Toodyay town site and its pioneers. Designed to teach general clerking skills.
2. Central Area Region Training Scheme Inc – Offering three places for Northam job seekers wanting to gain labouring/trade assistant skills. Participants would be involved in removing fixtures and signs off walls and ceilings and preparing a building for painting – including filling holes and plastering.
3. Avon Youth Service Inc – Four places available for job seekers in Northam. Participants would be required to do painting, flooring and some design work and will gain labouring/trade skills.
Ms Moylan said since Work for the Dole was introduced in 1997, a total of 570,000 unemployed Australians had taken part in over 33,000 activities nationally.
She congratulated the local Community Work Coordinators and project sponsors who successfully proposed these worthwhile activities for the Electorate.