13 May 2021 : SHARED on behalf of RDA Employment Barriers for Mature Age Job Seekers Research Request The Australian Government, through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is keen to better understand and address barriers to the employment of workers over the age of 55. At RDA we are critically aware of…

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Article from HCAMAG The Federal Budget has been released for 2021, announcing $121.4 billion in funding aimed at creating 250,000 more jobs and kickstarting Australia’s economy. Announced last night, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s third budget looks to drive jobs growth by injecting cash into the public sector, infrastructure projects and the digital economy, as well as…

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Article from Smartcompany https://www.smartcompany.com.au/budget-2021/budget-jobtrainer-extension-apprenticeships-boost/ The 2021 federal budget includes a suite of measures designed to address workplace shortages, boost skills levels and get more people back into work. As foreshadowed in pre-budget reports, the government is extending the JobTrainer fund, which provides access to affordable training courses for young people. The budget provides for an…

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Wages pressure builds TONY RAGGATT ‘We have lots of jobs and can’t fill them’: economist THERE is pressure for wages to rise as the region struggles to fill the jobs that are available, economist Colin Dwyer says. But the region does not look to be growing its workforce, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics…

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On 27th March 2021, new amendments were made to the Fair Work Act 2009, affecting the workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. Here’s a summary of the changes, timelines to be aware of, and how you can use WorkPro right now to meet your new compliance requirements. Key Changes Casual Employment Information Statements (CEIS)…

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Consider moving to Townsville, North Queensland if you’re looking for work, as this Australian city’s job market has never been hotter. With Townsville’s thriving industry and tech scene acting as a big magnet, hiring is up over 14% from last the same time last year (2019).  Rental vacancy numbers are getting tighter as the attraction…

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Government unveils legislative reforms to casual work BY Mark Rosanes 07 Dec 2020  Article from HRD – Human Resources Director The Federal Government is set to introduce to sweeping changes to the country’s industrial relations laws, which are expected to have a profound impact on the more than 2.6 million casual employees in Australia. Under the…

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Mining Scammers have appeared, to take advantage of jobseekers There are always people looking to make a quick buck off the unsuspecting.  The Mining industry is attractive and these companies claim to be able to HELP you get into the industry if you pay them some money $$$$ To be clear, it is a criminal…

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Townsville Region Jobseeker Rate over 14% According to official data, Townsville region has over 16,000 jobseekers, that despite a variety of region wide skills gaps, cant seem to find a job.  Townsville official 12 month unemployment rate remains steady at 6.8%, while the “covid unemployment rate” is higher.  The number of jobs in Townsville has…

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