Learn about the types of people we help

One of our greatest strengths is the diversity of our members. This enables us to effectively assist a wide range of job seekers.

We currently hold a number of specialist contracts that deliver services to meet the specific needs of people with disability, young people and at-risk youth, job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, job seekers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and ex-offenders.

Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant case study

Michael Ma, the owner of Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant in Coffs Harbour, talks in this video about the rewarding experience of working with Job Futures member CHESS.

A snapshot of services offered

The Job Futures network provides a diverse range of community services.

Employment services is only one of 15 specialist services that our network provides to communities. This diversity places Job Futures as one of the largest community service providers in the nation.

Partnerships prepare mature-age job seekers for aged care industry

Job Futures member BUSY At Work have partnered with aged care provider Wesley Mission to target occupations across Aged Care and Community Services. To provide relevant training BUSY At Work will also partner with Brisbane TAFE targeting mature aged job seekers. This sector provides good employment prospects for mature age workers, as 43% of people currently employed in this sector in North Brisbane are aged 45+.

Aged care is a growth industry and Job Futures is developing closer ties with this sector to provide effective pathways to ongoing employment for job seekers.

Mature-age employee brings a lifetime of experience

The Byron Bay Cookie Company is the largest employer in Byron Bay, a community with rising unemployment rates. Job Futures member Envite worked with this growing business to find a mature age employee with a wealth of experience and a desire to make a difference.

We spend more time with people in need

Maintaining job seeker engagement is crucial. Job Futures has consistently outperformed the JSA provider average for minimum contacts with clients during contract performance periods.

(Source: M.Drayton/S.Watson presentation to JF National Conference 2014 - data from 1/7/09-31/3/14)

Working with small business Hot Sublimation

Job Futures member Interact and employer Kevin Davy from Hot Sublimation talk about how employing a disadvantaged job seeker has been beneficial to business.

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