The federal Government says it will invest $263 million to provide training and support to assist thousands of Australian parents return to the workforce.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a reminder to businesses and their advisers to check changes to new industry award rates and allowances which came into effect on 1 July 2016.
The ALP says a Labor government will deliver a comprehensive plan to ensure the temporary work visa system prioritises Australian jobs and addresses temporary worker exploitation.
The Federal Coalition has promised steelmaker Arrium a $49.2 million lifeline which it says will protect around 2,700 jobs in South Australia.
The ALP says a Labor Government after July 2 will boost apprenticeships across the country, giving more Australians the opportunity to gain real skills and a good job.
The federal Government has released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into introducing competition and informed user choice into human services.
ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie ACOSS CEO said, “We are very pleased to see the new approach to helping young people into paid work.”
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has developed a new online ‘Pay and Conditions Tool’ to enable users to calculate award employee’s pay and entitlements.
Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped by 0.3 percentage points to 6.4 per cent in July as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The federal Government has published an Exposure Draft of the employment services purchasing arrangements that will apply for five years from 1 July next year.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has formally launched the $524.8 million Restart Program under which employers will receive up to $10,000 over two years if they hire someone 50 years old or over who has been on social security for at least six months.
Assistant Minister for Employment, Luke Hartsuyker has announced new rules which he said would ensure job seekers are doing all they can to find a job.
Shadow employment minister Brendan O’Connor says the onerous conditions being placed on young job seekers means that Prime Minister Tony Abbott will oversee the death of mutual obligation.