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  RESEARCH PROMPTS CALL FOR BIENNIAL INDIGENOUS JOBS SURVEY 23 February 2012, Australia: Leading not-for-profits and Indigenous employment organisations, Mission Australia, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy and GenerationOne call upon the Federal Government for urgent reform in Indigenous employment data collection methods, following the release of an independent report by the University of Sydney, Improving data collection and identifying effective labour market interventions for Indigenous peoples.  The research, released today, reveals a critical gap in Indigenous employment data, showing that national data collection methods used by organisations such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR),... More...

24 February @ 12:14

GenerationOne Case Studies Share Indigenous Employment Success

A new report commissioned by GenerationOne has revealed ISS, Burswood Entertainment Complex, Crown Melbourne Ltd, Skill360 Australia, Karen Sheldon Catering and Woolworths are leading employers helping to break down the barriers to Aboriginal employment. These six employers participated in the enlightening case studies project, which overwhelmingly shows that establishing effective Indigenous Employment Programs is possible. Developed with consulting support from Social Ventures Australia (SVA), the case studies give unprecedented insight into ways employers can break the cycle of Indigenous unemployment.      ... More...

24 February @ 09:44

GenerationOne Policy Launch

GenerationOne has this morning released an Indigenous training policy: Career Ready - Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC).   The policy launched today by Deb Nelson, Managing Director of Yaran’n Aboriginal Employment services, advocates for an employer-driven training process that eliminates training for training’s sake and replaces it with training for a guaranteed job.   It advocates the development of Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) around Australia, starting with four demonstration sites. These VTECs will better connect the 60,000 jobs committed by businesses to the Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) to job ready Indigenous candidates.   “The Career Ready - VTEC policy argues the need to first iden... More...

24 February @ 09:38

Walk in My Shoes: Employer Perspective

Walk in My Shoes: Employer Perspective   A GenerationOne commissioned report, Walk in My Shoes investigates Indigenous employment.  From recruitment and training to retention employers have revealed what is working and what isn’t.   The research into Aboriginal employment successes and barriers - highlights work readiness and recruitment as challenges for Aboriginal employment programs. Employers have consistently reported that the key barrier to marginalised Indigenous people entering the workforce was not their skill level or their experience: it was their level of work readiness.    ... More...

24 February @ 09:32

Over 61,000 jobs for new Minister to help fill - Media Release

12 December 2011   The Australian Employment Covenant and GenerationOne welcome the appointment of the Hon Julie Collins MP as the new Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development.  ... More...

13 December @ 03:27