Cowan MLA Luke Simpkins and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash met staff at the McDonald’s store, which will collaborate with training organisations Skill Hire WA and Stirling Skills Training to provide employment opportunities to jobseekers between 15 and 21.
As part of the Transition to Work service, the organisations will provide one-on-one support to young people who face greater barriers to the workforce.
Store licensee Terry Krysyna said he was proud to be involved in the service.
“We are a major employer in the region and are committed to creating quality employment opportunities not just for young people but people of all ages and backgrounds,” he said.
“McDonald’s is serious about boosting employability to help people get the skills and experience they need and we are pleased to be working with Skills Hire WA and Stirling Skills Training to assist our local jobseekers.”
Employee Dane Tapp, of Carramar, said the outlet was a great place to start work.
“You get to learn so many skills that are important for your future work life,” he said.
“It is a fun workplace with great people and I have |enjoyed my time over the |past few years.”
Mr Simpkins said the service would support local young jobseekers like Mr Tapp.
“The organisations will provide tailored assistance with vocational skills development, purchase training, interview training and career advice, as well as support to engage with other community services,” he said.