Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    More help for Aboriginal jobseekers

    28/04/2016 11:00 AM
    • New online tool to help employers and Aboriginal jobseekers
    • Redesigned website identifies services for jobseekers and employers 

    New State Government initiatives are providing key support and removing barriers to employment for Aboriginal jobseekers.


    Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said the new jobs board and revamped website for the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre were among the 'next steps' identified in the 2014 update of the Training Together - Working Together Aboriginal workforce development strategy.


    "The jobs board is part of the revamped website which details a range of jobs available to registered jobseekers," Mrs Harvey said.


    "The jobs board will enable Government and non-government organisations to lodge vacancies online and access resumes and other documents posted by registered Aboriginal jobseekers.


    "The Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre works with its registered jobseekers to match them with employment opportunities that suit their skills and knowledge, ensuring employers find the right fit for their business."


    The Minister said although the jobs board was officially launched today, it had already been promoted to employers and received a positive response.


    "More than 120 Government and non-government job vacancies have been posted to date.  I encourage more employers to make the most of this free service," she said.


    "Our focus is to get Aboriginal people into sustainable employment.  The jobs board will be a vital tool to increase job opportunities for Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia."


    With five offices in Perth and regional WA, the Aboriginal Workforce Development centres provide jobseekers with access to a range of support services and advice to employers on how to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal employees.


    Fact File

    • Establishing the Aboriginal Workforce Development centres was a key outcome of the Training Together - Working Together Aboriginal workforce development strategy
    • More than 1,750 jobseekers have been placed into employment or training through the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres since 2010
    • For more information, visit http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/AWDC  

    Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister's office - 6552 5900