The Turnbull Government’s jobactive programme has been hailed a huge success, with 214,422 recorded job placements since its commencement in July 2015.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said this latest milestone clearly showed that jobactive was helping Australians who are able to work, get into to work.
“In my electorate of Forde, 1478 job placements have been recorded through jobactive and more than 50,000 overall in Queensland,” Mr van Manen said.
“This is a tremendous result as our Government aims to help every Australian who is able to work, to find a job.”
Across Australia, jobactive is making a difference to ensuring job seekers have the skills they need to enter the workforce.
Through jobactive the Government has committed $6.6 billion to connect job seekers and employers through a network of providers in over 1700 locations across Australia.
“A key part of the Government’s employment strategy, jobactive is reducing barriers to promote better workforce participation,” Mr van Manen said.
“The programme’s unique approach encourages partnerships between providers and employers to ensure job seekers are appropriately matched to employer needs and have a better chance of finding and keeping a job.”
Despite facing international headwinds and with the Australian economy transitioning, there have been 421,400 jobs created since the Coalition Government took office in September 2013.