Our national, regional and local employer solutions

Job Futures National Employer Servicing Unit:

  • Manage Hit The Ground Running a program which will build agreements with large employers and work with providers and recruitment companies to meet national employer needs;
  • Create opportunities for job seekers by building relationships with large employers across multiple regions;
  • Lead discussions with national employers and employer organisations regarding workforce needs;
  • Celebrate employers through Employer Recognition programs and Annual Awards; and,
  • Educate employers about labor mobility strategies, the use of new wage subsidies and employment programs.

Regional Strategy Specialists:

  • Work with all industry skills councils and chambers of commerce to identify large developments and infrastructure projects that offer high volume employment opportunities in each region; and,
  • Build and manage new relationships with Job Futures members in their regions to ensure regional and local employers needs are being met.

Local Employer Strategy - Industry Connections Unit:

  • Workforce Solutions Consultants work with employers and industry to understand the businesses and staffing needs in their local area; and,
  • Workplace Trainers, who run training and industry tasters for job seekers in areas of need. These areas are informed by the Workforce Solutions Consultants.
The Job Futures network at a glance

The Job Futures network is made up of 35 members from every state and territory of Australia, with 226 sites across the country comprising 77 JSA sites and 149 DES sites.

This means that every day across Australia, our 68,000 job seekers can easily access our services in their local communities.

(Source LMIP, June 2014)

Employment consultants talk about changing lives

Listen to front line staff from CHESS, ACSO and Marillac talk about how a job can change a person's life. As one employment consultant put it, "jobs are everything - they are life changing".

Youth improving their local communities

The Federal Government has selected Job Futures to lead the rein-troduction of youth environmental projects across Australia. The announcement shows the government's confidence in Job Futures strong track record of providing training and experience in environ-mental and heritage conservation to young Australians.

The strength and expertise of network members, who will liaise with local communities to design and manage projects, provides Job Futures with the opportunity to deliver Green Army across NSW, ACT, Victoria, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Green Army is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action program that supports local environmental and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

More information can be found on our Green Army page, as well as the Department of Environment's Green Army website.

New hope for Soraj, a refugee from Afghanistan

Soraj Ghulam Habib comes from a small city, Herat, in Afghanistan and arrived in Australia 3 years ago. When he was 10, Soraj lost both his legs in a cluster bomb attack which had a devastating effect on his childhood and hopes for the future.

10 months ago Soraj registered with Job Futures member Advance Personnel (Canberra). Advance Personnel assisted Soraj to develop a job search plan and, coupled with Soraj's courage and never say die attitude, he finally attained a job in his desired field of administration.

Soraj is currently completing his work contract with a not for profit organisations in Canberra as an administrative assistant. He completed his year 12 at Dickson College and is a strong advocate of the cluster munitions ban movement across Australia and other parts of the world.

Support leads to new beginnings for Vin

Based in Canberra, Job Futures member Advance Personnel is a specialist employment agency working with job seekers who have disability.

After being forced by her disability to leave employment in the public service, Vin sought to re-enter the workforce with the help of Advance Personnel. A volunteer work placement was found for her which soon turned into paid employment, working in the finance team of community services organisation Communities@Work. "When I first approached Advance, I didn't expect them to help beyond the stage of getting a job... but they keep supporting me and are still doing it now", Vin said. This support includes encouragement around education opportunities, putting a plan in place to finance the purchase of a car, and strategies around dealing with stress.