Jobactive secures 9,403 placements in Forde

The Turnbull Government continues to meet its commitment of helping more people into work with the milestone of one million placements under the jobactive employment program reached today. The jobactive program connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in more than 1700 locations across Australia. Jobs growth in…

Peru a possibility for Forde exporters

The Turnbull Government is seeking a high quality, comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Peru to open new markets for Forde exporters that will create more local jobs.   MP Bert van Manen said Peru presents a growing opportunity for Forde exporters that the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will help unlock.   “Over the…

Fair Work Commission cuts Sunday penalty rates

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the independent Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for the retail, hospitality and fast-food industries was a result of Bill Shorten’s time as Workplace Relations Minister. “When the Opposition Leader was Workplace Relations Minister under a Gillard-Rudd-Labor Government, he specifically amended the…

New support for youth jobs

A new Federal Government incentive is now available to help local businesses hire additional staff. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the changes introduced through the Coalition Government’s jobactive PaTH Program would help local business hire young people in the community. New wage subsidies are a key component of the Government’s new…