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Helping youth find their way
Posted on Thursday November 24th 2016

Six young job seekers have started promising careers at the world’s largest restaurant chain, SUBWAY, thanks to support from Employment Plus and training provider Five Star College. When SUBWAY advertised two initial vacancies, Employment Plus’ Gosford Youth Team Leader, Lisa Davis, seized the opportunity and got to work helping the two young candidates with the …

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A Golden Success
Posted on Tuesday November 8th 2016

A 25 year old jobseeker from NSW has gone from unemployment to managing a team of 30, thanks to a dose of hard work, perseverance and support from Employment Plus. Logan Holbrook first came to Employment Plus in 2013 having been unemployed for four years as a full-time carer for his son. “I had been …

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How a humble caravan builds skills and saves lives
Posted on Thursday August 4th 2016

The handiwork and collective vision of a group of determined Employment Plus candidates has culminated in a sparking new mobile home for men’s health services. Under the direction of Envision Employment Services, the Work for the Dole participants worked over a period of six months to refurbish an old caravan on behalf of the Men’s …

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Jobseekers skill up to help hunger in the classroom
Posted on Tuesday July 26th 2016

Recent Australian research found that, on average, three kids in every classroom are skipping breakfast and arriving at school hungry – affecting their concentration, energy levels, attentiveness and emotional wellbeing. To address the concerning statistics, a group of 15 eager jobseekers have been busy in the Rowville Community Kitchen preparing sandwiches, fruit and precooked meals …

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Indigenous team cleans up job placements on offer at Brisbane hospital
Posted on Wednesday June 15th 2016

A partnership between Compass Group Australia and Employment Plus has enabled six Indigenous job seekers to successfully gain employment at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The candidates all completed a Certificate III in Cleaning Operations and then partnered with existing employees to put their classroom skills to work and receive further on the job support …

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Altona’s masterchefs wow the judges!
Posted on Saturday June 4th 2016

Move over Matt, George and Gary – there is a new team of judges in town! The folks at the Altona Senior Citizens Centre have been busy tasting and judging the culinary works of 15 job seekers and master chefs in the making. The Work for the Dole initiative was developed by Altona Senior Citizens …

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Job seeker skills flourishing from paddock to plate
Posted on Friday May 27th 2016

A team of Salvation Army Employment Plus job seekers have been busy developing their green thumbs and gourmet palates thanks to a partnership with the Rowville Community Kitchen. As part of the social enterprise’s program, the job seekers have been growing, preparing, cooking and serving lunch for the local community – giving them the opportunity …

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From Sudan to Sodexo
Posted on Friday May 13th 2016

A mature aged Sudanese job seeker has risen from the many atrocities of Sudan and gained sustainable employment with Sodexo – a world leader in quality of life services. Baha Abdelfatah Abdallah first came to the Employment Plus Morley office seeking employment assistance in 2015. Employment Plus Vocational Trainer, Raj Verma, worked with Baha to …

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Young Vietnamese mum’s Stella job outcome
Posted on Thursday May 5th 2016

When Ve Tran visited Employment Plus’ Sunshine site she was facing a number of barriers to employment. She had very little formal education, a limited employment history, language difficulties and was the single mother of two young children. What Duc Ta, Job Coach at Employment Plus saw, however, was a young, fit, hard worker with …

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From Somalia to success
Posted on Wednesday April 13th 2016

When Said came to Australia as a refugee from Somalia in 2014 he had limited English skills and felt embarrassed and discouraged from seeking work because of his language difficulties. Tanya Nguyen, his Job Coach at Employment Plus Inala, encouraged him to continue to attend his local Adult Migrant English Program and helped him practice …

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