Job Seekers

Job Seekers

Employment Facilitators work to connect local job seekers with training, job opportunities and other support. As part of their role, Employment Facilitators work with local stakeholders including employers, Employment Services Providers, and training organisations so they are well connected with training and employment programs in the region.

Employment Facilitators do not provide case management support to jobseekers however they do work with employment service providers, community service organisations and local businesses to assist job seekers access training opportunities and/or to gain employment.

Workforce Australia Local Jobs also provides resources to assist job seekers to pathway into employment.

Retrenched Workers

Retrenchment is never easy. The Australian Government’s Workforce Australia employment services will give individuals the knowledge and tools they need to get a job, learn new skills, or access extra support if they need it.

If you are a job-ready job seeker you will be placed in our online employment services. If you need more support to get job-ready an Employment Service Provider will support you with tailored services to help you find and keep meaningful work.

The Employment Facilitator can work with retrenched workers and employers through a restructure. For retrenched workers, information and resources about government programs can be provided to support quick transitions into new job opportunities. For employers, information about government programs and resources can also be provided to facilitate socially responsible restructuring, to hopefully transform a negative experience into a positive career transition for workers.

If you would like to know more, contact the Barwon Regions Employment Facilitator at or on 0439 073 310

Or visit the following sites for more information.

Support for retrenched workers

Support for employers to do retrenchment right

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Employment Service Providers


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

Rachael Brown
P: 1800 113 233 / M: 0427 654 063

Jessica Schafer & Sean Young
P: 1300 787 392

M: 0488 514 138 & 0484 667 395

Gforce Parents Next Program (for parents)
Christine Bernardo
P: 1800 436 723
M: 0436 947 125

WCIG Transition to Work Program (for young people)
Sally Merryful & Charlie Crafter
P: 5249 5855
M: 0422 472 071 & 0434 370 983

Other supports

Workforce Australia – information and support for individuals – Find out more

The Skills and Jobs Centre provides free support for jobseekers – Find out more

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