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Workforce Australia Local Jobs aims to ensure the maximum number of people are placed in appropriate employment or training opportunities as quickly as possible to meet employer needs as labour markets recover. To achieve this, expertise, resources and access to funding will be brought together at the local level to focus on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways.

Employers are a key stakeholder and the Local Jobs works collaboratively with employers and other stakeholders to understand the needs of local employers, and design projects to upskill or reskill individuals to meet the demands of local industries.

Barwon region local initiatives

  • Introductions to Employment Service Providers who have a talent pool of over 5,000 jobseekers who they work with
  • Assistance with obtaining funding through the Local Recovery Fund or other Federal and State government funding available
  • Linking employers with local training opportunities to upskill/reskill staff
  • Connecting employers with existing Federal and State training and employment programs to find suitable staff
  • Working together to develop targeted activities that meet the priorities of the Local Jobs Plan
  • Creating tailored solutions to address local industry needs
  • Enabling local stakeholders to work in collaboration to design solutions to local issues regarding employment in their region and opportunities to better skill participants to meet local employer demand
  • Helping employers fill vacancies and connecting job seekers with employment and training opportunities

Strong local engagement ensures Employment Facilitators are responsive to the needs of stakeholders and understand local workforce challenges. They are ‘on the ground’ assisting employers to fill vacancies, so if you would like assistance with hiring or building training skills for your workforce, contact us today.

Contact Us

Employers include


Workforce Australia Employment Service Providers

Workforce Australia has replaced jobactive to become the front door for government employment and skills services. Feel free to contact any of the providers listed below about your labour force needs.

atWork Australia
Maurice Lyons
P: 1300 080 856 / M: 0458 463 815
E: m.lyons@atworkaustralia.com.au
W: www.atworkaustralia.com.au

Rachael Brown
P: 1800 113 233 / M: 0427 654 063
E: rachael.brown@jobfind.com.au
W: www.jobfind.com.au

Jessica Schafer & Sean Young
P: 1300 787 392

M: 0488 514 138 & 0484 667 395
E: jessicaschafer@sureway.com.au
E: seanyoung@sureway.com.au
W: www.sureway.com.au

Gforce Parents Next Program (for parents)
Christine Bernardo
P: 1800 436 723
M: 0436 947 125
E: christineb@gforce.org.au
W: www.gforce.org.au

WCIG Transition to Work Program (for young people)
Sally Merryful & Charlie Crafter
P: 5249 5855
M: 0422 472 071 & 0434 370 983
E: sallym@wcig.org.au
E: charliec@wcig.org.au
W: www.wcig.org.au

Other supports

Workforce Australia – information for Business and Industry – Find out more

Jobs Victoria free recruitment support and wage subsidies –  Find out more

The Skills and Jobs Centre provides free support to attract and train staff – Find out more

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