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Jobfind Site’s on a NEW Level

published date: September 20th, 2016 by Sam Gawargy No Comments

Jobfind Site's on a new level

 

Fairfield Advance (Australia), September 21, 2016 Wednesday JOBFIND SITE’S ON A NEW LEVEL BYLINE: Winsome Walker SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 15 Fairfield residents with a manageable disability, injury or health condition, who also require employment services have a new port of call: the relocated Fairfield Jobfind centre.

Jobfind CEO Michael Hobday said the new centre was crucial with unemployment in Fairfield significantly higher than the national average.
Mr Hobday said the new site offered improved facilities and specialist staff. “The new centre is much larger with updated technology facilities, which also enables Jobfind to conduct training courses for jobseekers at the centre,” Mr Hobday said.
The opening of the centre on September 16 at Ware Street was attended by business and community leaders, local employers and two jobseekers who spoke about their journey to find employment.
Mr Hobday said the centre would cater for Fairfield’s diverse community. “The centre has numerous bilingual staff, which enables productive discussions and really enhances the level of support we can provide to jobseekers both pre and post-employment,” he said.


Bonnie Fejo – Trainee Administration Officer Katherine

published date: September 20th, 2016 by Sam Gawargy No Comments

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Hello, my name is Bonnie Fejo and I am a local indigenous woman. I have lived in Katherine all my life and my family heritage originates from two different regions, Darwin and Arnhem land. In 2010, I joined the girl’s school academy (Stronger Smarter Sisters) at Katherine High School in which I completed my education. The academy aimed to assist indigenous students become stronger and confident in their school work and further into employment. This is where i first met Alicia Grenfell who worked as one of the Mentors in the SSS program. I graduated school in 2015 and wanted to see what employment opportunities were available to me.

I enrolled with Jobfind Centre’s Australia in Katherine and was referred to a Work for the Dole activity to gain additional work practices. I participated for about a month then was approached by Alicia Grenfell, CDP Business Manager Katherine and I was given an opportunity to work as a (Trainee Administration Officer). I am still currently employed by Jobfind in the Katherine Region and can honestly say my self-confidence has grown dramatically.

 


Minjilang Beautification

published date: September 15th, 2016 by Sam Gawargy No Comments

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The Garden and Beautification crew have been actively engaging in the Hydroponics project, re-vamping the Jobfind Office yard as well as increasing their Money Management and LL&N skillls.
Involvement has increased significantly as Jobseekers have gained a better understanding of their mutual obligations as well as the growth of plants in the hydroponics “igloos”.


Katherine Food Ladder Launch – 2016

published date: September 15th, 2016 by Sam Gawargy No Comments

“The relationship between Food Ladder and Jobfind grew from a community based activity back in early 2015.  It was established by a small cohort of Indigenous Women which was designed to focus on healthy lifestyles and healthy tucker. Over a period of 12 months, a long road was travelled.  Limited support was provided by other interest groups.  It was only as a result of the patience of Alex and Kelly from Food Ladder that enabled this project to have the positive outcomes that it has in the community today.

Both Jobfind and Food Ladder are seeking to transition this activity into a social enterprise for the Katherine Indigenous Women’s Association by June 2018.   The work between Jobfind and Food Ladder has only just commenced.

We must also acknowledge that such an activity with a large capital set up, would not have been considered without the assistance of the Community Development Program under the support of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.”


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