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Driving course for job seekers
Posted on Wednesday May 14th 2014

A learn-to-drive program, organised by Employment Plus, is helping job seekers secure work. The Driver Mentor Program, based in Ipswich, has been assisting young who are effectively stranded because they can’t drive. “There are a number of reasons that people don’t get a licence – maybe they couldn’t afford lessons or they don’t have anyone …

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Warehousing qualifications
Posted on Tuesday May 6th 2014

Employment Plus has been working with Salamander Bay Recycling to provide accredited learning for work experience participants to secure a Certificate II in Warehousing. “For job seekers, a qualification like that can make all the difference in the world,” said Greg Moult, Managing Director of Employment Plus. “It can be a huge step towards getting …

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Sisters in Mining
Posted on Tuesday May 6th 2014

Five Indigenous women at Lake Vermont have graduated from the successful Sisters in Mining program as a part of a collaborative effort between The Salvation Army Employment Plus and Thiess. The program identifies talented, highly motivated local women and trains them for work as haul truck drivers. The training covers everything from driving skills (learnt …

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Refugees check in for hotel jobs
Posted on Tuesday May 6th 2014

A special partnership, designed to get refugees into stable long-term employment, has scored some major success in Sydney. Fourteen refugees, who had been struggling to find any kind of work, secured positions at leading hotels across the city. The program – called Refugee Job Ready – involved Employment Plus, international hotel giant Accor, the Department …

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Pathway to a better future
Posted on Tuesday May 6th 2014

A new riverside pathway in Wyong hasn’t just improved safety for locals, it’s paved a new future for the people who built it. The 400 metre pathway was built as part of a special Employment Plus program involving youthconnections.com.au, with funding coming from Bendigo Bank and the NSW state government. “The guys who have worked …

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Salvation Army Employment Plus champion helps people land the job of their dreams
Posted on Wednesday April 30th 2014

He’s been named a “Champion of the West” but Employment Plus consultant Larry Boris says he’s just one of a great team of dedicated and hardworking people. Read more.

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Anglicare cleans up with excellent employees
Posted on Sunday March 30th 2014

A group of once-unemployed job-seekers, selected by Employment Plus, has celebrated 12 months on the job with Anglicare – to the benefit of all involved. Anglicare Southern Queensland assists some of the region’s most vulnerable by providing a range of vital health and support services including house cleaning. “The difference is that through this process …

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McDonald’s and Employment Plus team up
Posted on Sunday March 30th 2014

The “Going for Gold” program – a partnership between McDonald’s and Employment Plus – has now expanded into Queensland. Under the program, Employment Plus finds suitable candidates for immediate employment at participating McDonald’s restaurants – providing the job seekers with appropriate training, on-going support and a wage subsidy.  A number of McDonald’s branches in Queensland …

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Demonstrating success
Posted on Sunday March 30th 2014

After struggling to find work, more than 40 job seekers are literally demonstrating their new job skills – thanks to Employment Plus. Employed by Club Demonstration Services (CDS), a dedicated Costco supplier, the staff members are out on the warehouse floor, demonstrating Costco products to customers and providing them with additional information and special offers. …

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Great jobs campaign in Ipswich
Posted on Sunday March 30th 2014

Employment Plus Ipswich deserves congratulations after a successful, and very high profile, jobs campaign. Partnering with the Queensland Times, the local daily newspaper read by some 35,000 people, EPlus Ipswich developed and supported a major employment push called 50 Jobs for 50 People. Every day over four weeks, the Queensland Times ran photos and short …

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