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Training program sees long term unemployed get jobs – NewsMail

To help fulfil the demand for aged care workers in the Bundaberg region, an initiative created by Jobfind in partnership with RSL Care, has enabled eight job seekers to train, become qualified and gain real life experience with the ultimate outcome of employment.

A number of long term unemployed have found jobs after completing a six-month course in aged care.

A number of long term unemployed have found jobs after completing a six-month course in aged care.

The job seekers had been long term unemployed and faced multiple barriers including limited literary skills, financial concerns and self-esteem issues with four in the group being single mothers returning to the workforce.

Jobfind Bundaberg Manager Gwilym Lewis said the six-month course allowed the job seekers to demonstrate their commitment and get a real feel for the role.

The success of the course has prompted a second certificate to start with the graduates to finish their course just before Christmas.

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