The Salvation Army Employment Plus welcomed Minister for Employment Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash at their Morley office in Western Australia on Monday 11 April to celebrate the launch of the Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program.
Senator Cash met with young job seekers and local employers at the Employment Plus offices in Morley, as she discussed the difficulties facing unemployed youth and how the Government plans to address these challenges.
The Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program will assist 120,000 young Australians into internships to help them gain practical real world experience in a business.
Employment Plus is helping to deliver the PaTH program as part of its ongoing mission to help those who are out of work find a job.
“Each year Employment Plus works with thousands of young job seekers to help them find suitable and sustainable employment,” Employment Plus Managing Director Greg Moult said.
“One of the biggest challenges facing young job seekers trying to enter the workforce is that they lack the practical experience that employers are looking for.
“We understand the importance of equipping them with the training, experience and support they need to prepare them for the workforce, and we welcome the additional opportunities the PaTH Program will provide them.
“Along with the training, counselling, support and mentoring that Employment Plus provides job seekers, the PaTH program will open up more opportunities for job seekers to gain employment skills, experience and opportunities.”
For more information on the PaTH program, go to jobactive.gov.au/path