Employment

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The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Employment.

Online job ads fall

News | 22 May 2019

The number of job vacancies advertised online fell by 2800, or 1.6 per cent, in April 2019 and has now fallen for four consecutive months.  

Cake walk

News | 20 May 2019

With support from New Business Assistance, Gabriela learnt the essentials of setting up her own business and received mentoring and financial support, helping her fulfil her long-held dream of running her own cake shop.

Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment Latest Release

News | 15 May 2019

Department of Jobs and Small Business releases the May edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

Big ideas on show at the Small Business Fairs

News | 9 April 2019

One thing was clear from the very first Small Business Fair held in Perth on 5 February: Australians are agile innovators, driven to put their great ideas to work.

Supporting Indigenous parents

News | 5 April 2019

Mihi Waihape, ParentsNext program manager with Workways in Logan, Queensland, worked closely with Patrice to help her find direction and take steps toward her goal of running a nail salon.

Qualified for the job

News | 4 April 2019

After leaving school and starting a family, Natasha didn’t believe she could launch a career, but with the help of ParentsNext she found a calling in aged care.

Small Business Digital Champions Project launched

News | 25 March 2019

Minister for Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, today announced the first of 100 businesses to receive up to $20,000 to transform their digital capabilities as part of the Digital Champions initiative.

Transforming employment services

News | 22 March 2019

The Australian Government has announced that the employment services model will be transformed to offer a new online self-service platform for all and enhanced services for the most disadvantaged, delivering better outcomes for job seekers, employers and providers.

New Employment Services

News | 19 March 2019

Government employment services are being transformed to deliver better services to job seekers and employers and a better system for providers.

Results from 2018 workforce analysis research program

News | 18 March 2019

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has released results from its workforce analysis research program, incorporating research undertaken in 2018.

A statistical snapshot of women in the Australian workforce

News | 8 March 2019

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year, highlighting the achievements of women across the world. Women are a key part of the Australian workforce, both as employees and business owners. Here is a statistical snapshot on women in the Australian labour market:

Final Year of the Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

News | 28 February 2019

The Seasonal Work Incentives Trial is in its second year. The Trial runs until 30 June 2019.

How we share unpaid labour at home informs employment policy

News | 22 February 2019

Analysis of two national surveys is helping our understanding of the division of unpaid household labour and how flexible employment can help families share the load.

Approaching employers for work can pay off

News | 15 February 2019

A direct approach to employers, even if they haven’t advertised a job vacancy, can pay off for some proactive people looking for work.

Explainer: Youth Jobs PaTH

News | 11 February 2019

Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government employment service that helps young people gain skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job.

Women racing into the field of sports careers

News | 8 February 2019

It’s an exciting time for professional women’s sport in Australia. ...

Payment Times for Small Business

News | 4 February 2019

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is leading the development of a payment times reporting framework, which will provide small businesses information about large businesses’ payment practices. Improving payment times to small business will help small business owners, the community and the...

Refugees’ skills and experience valued by employers

News | 31 January 2019

Research published by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that while refugees can find entering the labour market very challenging, Australian employers value their contribution and skills.

Small Business Fair taking care of business

News | 30 January 2019

Australian small business owners can learn the secrets to making their business work smarter at a series of Small Business Fairs launching on Tuesday 5 February.

How behavioural insights can make better policy

News | 24 January 2019

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is always looking at ways to improve the way employment policies are developed.

New data reveals latest unemployment rate trends across Australia

News | 22 January 2019

Latest Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) data reveal that the percentage of Statistical Area Level 2s (SA2s) recording a fall in their unemployment rate has increased over the past 12 months.

Explainer: ParentsNext

News | 15 January 2019

The Australian Government recognises many parents of young children need help to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children start school.  ParentsNext aims to improve their work readiness and future employment prospects.  

Videos billed to take young people far

News | 6 January 2019

Seven new short videos have been added to the Job Jumpstart website to help young people prepare for employment and land a great job. 

Advice for employers when conducting job interviews

News | 3 January 2019

Conducting job interviews can be challenging for business owners. In Australia, employers are required by law to avoid discrimination when recruiting staff.

Job Jumpstart has advice for school leavers

News | 17 December 2018

The advice from Job Jumpstart to school leavers is there are alternative pathways to take if you don’t get the year 12 results you hoped for.