The Australian Government is helping Indigenous jobseekers in Queensland find jobs through a $291,000 investment from the Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP).
Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, said the Government’s investment would ensure up to 30 Indigenous people receive vital support to help them gain employment.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs,” Minister Scullion said.
The Replay Group will place 30 Indigenous job seekers into early childhood education and care and aged care traineeship positions in Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay/Caboolture, Cherbourg, Bundaberg, Yarrahbah and Cairns.
“This project will help will help disadvantaged, young women and women not in the workforce to get into traineeships, gain skills and keep jobs.
“The jobseekers will receive mentoring and post placement support while they undertake pre-employment training and an accredited Cert III qualification.
“The IEP supports a broad range of activities that meet the needs of employers, Indigenous Australians and their communities.
“The programme is supporting employers to provide sustainable employment opportunities for Indigenous people and is helping to develop Indigenous workforce strategies that support local and regional economic growth.
“In the period between July 2012 and November 2013, the IEP has provided employment assistance to 14,320 Indigenous people.”
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Replay IEP media release.pdf