New $7bn employment service rolled out across WA

Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins with atWork Australia general manager north Megan Claes and Work for the Dole manager Jacqueline D’Vine.
Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins with atWork Australia general manager north Megan Claes and Work for the Dole manager Jacqueline D’Vine.

The $6.8 billion jobactive system was rolled out at providers across the country on July 1, including Advanced Personnel Management in Warwick and atWork Australia in Wanneroo.

Mr Simpkins said jobactive helped job seekers to prepare a resum�, look for work, prepare for interviews and undertake training and work experience, while employers would be assisted by the $1.2 billion wage subsidy pool.

�Employers will be able to receive a wage subsidy from the day an eligible job seeker starts in a job and can be paid on a fortnightly basis,� he said.

�This will help employers with the upfront costs of hiring and training new staff and encourage more employers to think about taking on a local job seeker.�

atWork Australia general manager north Megan Claes said the provider had seen some great success stories in supplying Government employment services from Wanneroo since 2010 and their services would include a tailored approach to Work for the Dole.

�Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job,� she said.