Mandurah employment forum


Michaelia Cash and Mark Hastie in Mandurah. Picture: Jon Hewson d452147d
Michaelia Cash and Mark Hastie in Mandurah. Picture: Jon Hewson d452147d

CANNING MRH Andrew Hastie and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash hosted a forum to address unemployment in Mandurah last Friday.

The Minister visited Mandurah to discuss the Government’s commitment to jobs growth through programs like jobactive, which aims to match jobseekers with employers.

Introduced on July 1 last year, jobactive has created more than 200,000 thousand jobs in Australia by improving the quality of services available for job seekers and employers.

These services include Work for the Dole, a program which provides potential employees with the skills and training they need to prepare for the workplace while giving back to the community, and the Job Commitment Bonus, which rewards long-term unemployed people aged 18-30 who find and keep a job with up to $6500.

Ms Cash said the Government was committed to creating two million jobs over the next 10 years and, since the beginning of 2015, had already created 160,300 new jobs for Australian workers.