Employment Initiative Boosts Opportunities for Migrants to Get Back Into Work

Migrants in Western Australia will get the opportunity to boost their chances of finding a job in the state, through a new initiative designed to support newcomers and employers. The City of Stirling’s new Kaleidoscope program will help newly arrived migrants find work in their field of expertise while increasing workforce participation of underemployed and…

WA Youths Against Odds With Seven Fighting For Each Entry Level Job

Young Western Australia jobseekers have been facing a tougher start to their working lives, after a new report revealed more applicants than available positions in the State. An Anglicare WA report released on Thursday revealed almost seven young Western Australians are fighting for every entry-level job across WA, including in retail and hospitality industries. “We…

New Courses Prepare Youth for the Jobs of the Future

The Western Australian Government has joined forces with Rio Tinto and South Metropolitan TAFE to design new curriculum to give apprentices the required skills for jobs in the mining industry’s future. These new courses are set to be created in 2018 and implemented in 2019 as post-secondary and industry traineeships. They will give young people…

State Government Renews Pastoral Lands Reform

WA’s pastoral lands reform will receive a renewed focus in a bid to boost new economic opportunities and income streams across the State’s rangelands. The renewed focus on the reform will aim to drive economic diversification and jobs in the region. Engagement in the rangelands will build on consultation undertaken by the Pastoral Lands Board…

Jobs and Training Focus of Roebourne Hotel Redevelopment

A Pilbara business will redevelop a historic hotel in Roebourne while providing jobs for the local community. GBSC Yurra will receive the $4.4 million contract to redevelop the Victoria Hotel, with the project producing work and training opportunities. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan stopped the initial contracting process in June that could have resulted in…

New WA Jobs Expected Following New Goldfields Projects

More than 600 new jobs are expected to be created following the start of new gold projects in the Goldfields. Major gold projects will begin over the next 18 months, with the Dacian Mount Morgans project and Gruyere Gold Project to begin production. “It has been so pleasing to hear the positive jobs news coming…

Housing Development to Create Environmental Interconnected Community in Greenwood

Greenwood will be home of a new environmentally friendly residential development that will create a vibrant and interconnected community in the suburb. The $51 million East Green project will become an innovative, affordable and contemporary new residential community in Greenwood’s activity centre, promoting a sustainable housing. The development will be within two kilometres of the…

WA’s Biggest Horse Racing Festival Receives Funding Boost

Racing in Western Australia will receive a boost with new State Government funding for the 2017 TABtouch Masters series. WA’s biggest annual racing festival will be provided with $200,000 from the State Government as part of a WA election commitment. The event to be held on November 25 and December 2 is the world’s only…

Start Up Businesses Increasing Among Youth People

Many young individuals are starting up their own businesses and creating entrepreneurial  pathways. Jeremy Galbreath, Associate Professor at Curtin Graduate School of Business, thinks start up businesses are a good opportunity for people wanting to be their own boss. “There seems to be a trend heading in that direction and I think the younger generation…