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.

Reducing risk and increasing performance in the NT

Job Futures is helping two organisations based in the Northern Territory to reduce their risk and increase performance and revenue.

Since May 2014, we have been working with ALPA who delivers the RJCP program through two communities in East Arnhem Land - Ramingining and Milingimbi. The Job Futures team have processed their RJCP claims, submitted their placements, conducted on-site training at both communities and with all participants involved in the claims project.

We have also helped our member Ironbark, since July 2013, by processing their outcome claims, Employment Pathway Funds and Service fees for JSA.

The key benefits of this set up include:

  • Staff turnover can be high due to the transient way of life in these areas and expertise and knowledge of Employment service contracts can be lost as people move, effecting business continuation. By outsourcing claim management, organisations can ensure that changing personnel doesn't impact on monthly revenue or compliance with their contracts.
  • We reduce the risk of recoveries from the Department and work off of a 'zero recovery' philosophy which gives the members confidence that all claims are 100% compliant, which provides a high level of assurance to members.
  • Performance is improved by maximising available claims, through a strong understanding of employment services contracts. Often sites can dismiss a claim or not gather evidence because they don't fully understand the contract. These missed opportunities effect performance.