Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today launched a new website to help young people from across the North Coast get job ready.
The Work for the Dole North Coast website has been designed to provide information about the Work for the Dole scheme and allows potential not-for-profit host organisations to register their interest in hosting jobseekers.
“The website is a terrific idea and acts as a one-stop-shop for host organisations and job seekers to find out more about how Work for the Dole works for young people looking for jobs,” Mr Hogan said.
The North Coast, from Grafton to Tweed Heads, is one of 18 selected areas nationally to deliver the pilot project to eligible job seekers aged between 18 and 30 years.
Placements have already been secured across the region with various government and not-for-profit organisations including local councils such as Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Ballina.
“The idea behind Work for the Dole is for these young people to learn the skills and gain the knowledge that will set them apart when they apply for a job,” Mr Hogan said.
Work for the Dole North Coast is managed by Tursa Employment & Training.