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".

Support for health industry in Tasmania

By keeping up to date with changes in the local econo-my, Job Futures member IntoWork (Tasmania) is able to adapt to and support changes in the labour market.

Health Care and Social Assistance were identified as having the largest increase in employment, accounting for 31.4% of jobs growth over the 5 years to May 2014. Through surveying employers in Ulverstone and Laun-ceston, IntoWork recognised a lack of understanding of the needs of residents and the realities of the industry by auxiliary staff (kitchen hands, laundry and general cleaning staff).

From this research they designed the Hospitality in the Health and Aging Industry Course which covered units from relevant training packages, including needs of the elderly and dementia patients. 10 participants com-menced and completed the course of which 8 gained employment. Following this success more classes were delivered in the region with 22 participants, 14 of whom have secured employment.