New jobactive services congratulated

PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has congratulated the organisations that have won contracts to deliver employment services to job seekers and employers in the local area.

These contracts come under the Government's new employment services model, known as jobactive, which will be active from July 1 this year.

Enterprise & Training Co, NORTEC Staffing Solutions and Tursa Employment & Training have been selected through a competitive tender process to deliver one or more employment services in across Page, Mr Hogan said.

These services include Employment Providers, New Enterprise Incentive Scheme and Work For the Dole.

"Under the previous government, employment services were allowed to focus on process rather than results, to churn job seekers through training for training's sake and employment services had become bogged down in red tape," Mr Hogan said.


"The Coalition's new jobactive system will provide clearer incentives to ensure employment service providers are focused on better preparing job seekers to meet the needs of local employers and helping people to find and keep a job.

"The new model includes wage subsidies for young job seekers, Indigenous job seekers, the long-term unemployed, the Restart subsidy for older workers as well as Relocation Assistance to help people move to take up a job. 

"There is also the Job Commitment Bonus to encourage young job seekers to stay in work and off welfare.

"Work for the Dole will be rolled out nationally to help job seekers to learn new skills and remain active and engaged while looking for work.  

"There will be new Work for the Dole Coordinators working with local community organisations to identify activities and places.

Mr Hogan said the Government had also made changes to assist employment providers to deliver services on the ground, including less red tape, the introduction of five year contracts instead of three, a mid-contract price adjustment, larger employment regions to promote economies of scale, and an additional loading to support service delivery in regional Australia.

In coming months, local job seekers will receive advice on which organisation will assist them with looking for work after July 1. 

In the meantime, job seekers should continue to work with their existing Jobs Services Australia provider.

Further information on jobactive is available at the Employment Services website or via the Department of Employment's purchasing hotline or 1300 733 514.