Local job prospects are set to improve with a new service to be launched in the region this month to aid local job seekers in their jobs search and employers with recruiting staff.
‘Career Connections’, an independently- run initiative of Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland (RDAMR), would support the community as access to careers-related services were improved across the Murraylands and Riverland.
Jobseekers would be supported in a range of services under the scheme, which included: how to write resumes; coaching tips for job interviews, career planning, job search and mentoring.
Through the new service businesses would have access to tailored, regional-specific recruitment to help grow and maintain workforces.
RDAMR chief executive officer (CEO) Jo Podoliak said their team had a proven track-record in helping people to turn their lives around through employment and career planning.
“Together they have previously assisted over 2800 jobseekers across the region and created meaningful employment and training opportunities for more than 1600 people,” she said.
“We often see people who are unclear about how they can change or advance their careers or who haven’t recognised their potential or value they can bring to an employer.
“We work individually, and confidentially, with these people to empower them and equip them with the skills and tools to self-manage their own careers.”
Ms Podoliak said Career Connections would work closely with local employers.
“Our career practitioners have an unparalleled understanding of the local employment market,” she said.
“A one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment doesn’t work. Instead we will provide tailored recruitment support to help businesses of all sizes.
Ms Podoliak said RDAMR understood the unique recruitment challenges faced by businesses in the Murraylands.
“We will use this knowledge to help them build a sustainable local workforce for now and into the future,” she said.
“We believe Career Connections will have a major positive influence on the future of our community,” she said.
For more information about Career Connections or to arrange an appointment, contact RDAMR in Murray Bridge on 8535 7170.