IMPACT Community Services will continue to help more unemployed locals following the announcement of the new Australian Government jobactive program.
The new program was announced by Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz on Tuesday. Senator Abetz said the Coalition's new jobactive system will provide clearer incentives to ensure employment service providers are focused on better preparing job seekers to meet the needs of local employers and helping people to find and keep a job.
IMPACT will deliver the program on behalf of Coact, a national network of community service organisations. Coact CEO, Matt Little, said IMPACT has a strong track record of improving the lives of those who are unemployed through sustainable opportunities to work, and is thrilled they will continue to their efforts in the region.
IMPACT Chief Executive Tanya O'Shea is delighted with the tender results. “This is a fantastic outcome for our organisation; we're relieved and honoured to be able to continue our quality employment services. We look forward to supporting the people of Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin with their employment endeavours."
In addition to the new jobactive program, IMPACT continues to support over 4000 people each year across a broad range of social support, training and employment services. IMPACT's services help individuals and families build resilience to reconnect with the community in a positive way to realise an improved quality of life.
IMPACT Community Services commenced jobactive in the Bundaberg region from July 1, 2015. For more information on the new jobactive program please click here
Keith Pitt MP was at IMPACT on Thursday April 2 to announce the jobactive program