Help at hand for retrenched workers

Monday 21 December 2015

The Government today announced a package of measures to assist workers who will lose their jobs from BlueScope Steel, in Port Kembla, NSW, Alinta Energy in, South Australia and Arrium (OneSteel) steelworks in Whyalla, South Australia.

The Government has decided to implement a number of structural adjustment packages to assist retrenched workers to transition into new employment.

The package is worth $2.2 million and will be available to support retrenched workers get back in the workforce as quickly as possible. Workers will have access to intensive employment assistance through jobactive, the Government’s national employment service and in the case of the Illawarra access to a local Employment Facilitator to help job seekers re-connect with employment and training opportunities. They will also have access to the “What’s Next” website, which has a range of information and self-help resources.

To read the Minister’s media release visit the Minister's media centre.

Fact Sheets about the assistance available to workers are also available.