Joint Media Release with Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash
The Government has today launched a new Jobs Hub which highlights which businesses and organisations have multiple jobs on offer.
In this rapidly changing jobs market the Morrison Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work.
An up to date list of a selection of businesses and organisations that are currently hiring, and how to contact them, can be found at: www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said the Government was continuing to do everything it could to keep Australians connected to the workforce at this time.
“These are critical jobs that will contribute to keeping the economy going and keeping as many Australians in work as possible,” she said.
While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforces, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for workers.
These include jobs in a range of sectors and occupations including health and care sectors, transport and logistics, some areas of retail, mining and mining services, manufacturing, agriculture and government sectors, among others.
Senator Henderson said every Australian with a job is an essential worker.
The Government is committed to working with local employers, industry organisations, employment services providers and others in the labour market to identify where the jobs are and help move people looking for work into these jobs quickly.
“I know there are many people in regional Victoria doing it tough at the moment,” Senator Henderson said.
“This is just another way the Government is committed to helping Australians through this crisis by connecting those who are looking for work directly with those employers who are experiencing a demand for their services, so we can get more people into the jobs.”
Employers who are hiring and want support to connect with potential candidates can also contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment at [email protected] to be connected directly with businesses reducing their workforces; and the employment services network to source suitable candidates.
“If you are hiring, particularly scaling up your workforce quickly, I encourage you to email our Workforce Contact Centre so you can be connected with the support you need to get your workforce on board,” Senator Henderson added.