Moylan supports help for employers who need workers
Posted on Wednesday, 13 June 2007
The Member for Pearce, Judi Moylan has welcomed the launch of a major Welfare to Work campaign aimed at helping local employers fill job vacancies.
The Need staff? advertising campaign begins on June 17 and will run for five weeks, on television, radio and print and is the third phase of advertising in support of the Welfare to Work reforms.
The campaign was launched in Canberra by the Hon Joe Hockey MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Workforce Participation the Hon Sharman Stone.
‘From July 1, more than 220,000 people on parenting payment will be required to look for at least 30 hours of work a fortnight. Placing them in employment is no easy task, which is why the government is spending more than $10 million on the five week campaign,’ Minister Hockey said.
‘I am also writing directly to one million businesses, challenging them to be flexible in their work arrangements and give these people an opportunity to move from welfare to work,’ Minister Hockey said.
Minister Stone said, ‘The campaign encourages employers to look beyond their traditional recruitment channels and highlights how Providers of Australian Government Employment Services can help match employers with suitable job seekers’.
The Australian Government’s Employer Hotline connects employers directly to their provider of choice in their area. There are thousands of local recruitment agencies across Australia, including Job Network and Disability Employment Network providers.
Ms Moylan has encouraged local employers, who may be struggling to find staff, to take advantage of the Employer Hotline.
‘It is a professional service with staff who are very experienced in providing information and assistance to employers from a range of industries,” Ms Moylan said.