Government employment services have placed more than one million people in jobs in the past three years and now the community can have a say in creating future services to help Australians find and keep work.
The next generation of employment services discussion paper is open for public consultation until 3 August 2018.
The Australian Government funds employment services to support Australians into work. The jobactive network has been operating since 2015 with 1700 sites across Australia and will continue under existing arrangements until 2020.
Future employment services will build on the success of jobactive. Australia’s economy, workplaces and jobs are being transformed by technology. Employment services will need to adapt to keep pace with the changing nature of work and the jobs of tomorrow.
The discussion paper considers the changing employment landscape in detail. People are invited to make full submissions or provide feedback on key issues including:
- new thinking on how to support Australians find work, particularly disadvantaged job seekers
- harnessing the advancements in technology to better deliver employment services
- targeting and tailoring the right skills training to get people into work
- how to support businesses to meet their staffing needs now and into the future better meeting the employment needs of regional Australia.
Consultation events are touring the country in capital cities and in selected regional areas with key users and stakeholders. Feedback and ideas put forward through the consultation period will inform the development of new services.
Consultation on the future of employment services is open until 3 August 2018.
Find out more about the future of employment services.